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Martin Chuzzlewit Illustrations

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Hablot Browne (Phiz) provided all 39 illustrations for Martin Chuzzlewit published in monthly parts Jan 1843 - July 1844.

An example of Dickens' instructions to Hablot Browne. In this case for the illustration that was to be the frontispiece, which appeared in the last monthly part:

I have a notion of finishing the book with an apostrophe to Tom Pinch, playing the organ. I shall break off the last chapter suddenly, and find Tom at his organ, a few years afterwards. And instead of saying what became of the people, as usual, I shall suppose it all expressed in the sounds; making the last swell of the instrument a kind of expression of Tom's heart. Tom has remained a single man, and lives with his sister and John Westlock who are married—Martin and Mary are married—Tom is a godfather of course—old Martin is dead, and has left him some money—Tom has an organ fitted in his chamber, and often sits alone, playing it, when of course the old times rise up before him. So the Frontispiece is Tom at his organ with a pensive face; and any little indications of his history rising out of it, and floating about it, that you please; Tom as interesting and amiable as possible.

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Martin_Chuzzlewit Frontispiece

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A new pupil

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Meekness of Mr Pecksniff and his charming daughters

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Martin Chuzzlewit suspects the landlady without any reason

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Pleasant little family party at Mr Pecksniff's

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Pinch starts homeward with the new pupil

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Mr Pinch and the new pupil on a social occasion

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Mark begins to be jolly under creditable circumstances

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Mrs Todgers and the Pecksniffs call upon Miss Pinch

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Truth prevails and virtue is triumphant

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Mr Jonas Chuzzlewit entertains his cousins

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Mr Pecksniff renounces the deceiver

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Martin meets an acquantance at the house of a mutual relation

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Mr Tapley acts third party with great discretion

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Mr Jefferson Brick proposes an appropriate sentiment

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Mr Tapley succeeds in finding a jolly subject for contemplation

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Mr Pecksniff on his mission

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The thriving City of Eden as it appeared on paper

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The thriving City of Eden as it appeared in fact

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Balm for the wounded orphan

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Mrs Gamp has her eye on the future

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The board

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Easy shaving

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Mr Pecksniff discharges a duty which he owes to society

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Mr Moddle is both particular and peculiar in his attentions

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Mr Tapley is recognized by some fellow citizens of Eden

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Martin is much gratified by an imposing ceremony

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Mr Pinch departs to seek his fortune

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Mr Nadgett breaths as usual an atmosphere of mystery

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Mr Pinch and Ruth unconscious of a visitor

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Mysterious installation of Mr Pinch

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Mr Jonas exhibits his presence of mind

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Mr Pecksniff announces himself as the shield of virtue

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Mr Moddle is led to the contemplation of his destiny

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Mrs Gamp makes tea

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Mrs Gamp propoges a toast

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Mr Pinch is amazed by an unexpected apparition

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Warm reception of Mr Pecksniffby his venerable friend

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The nuptials of Miss Pecksniff receive a temporary check