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"The Second of The Three Spirits" or "Scrooge's third Visitor" John Leech 1843 Steel engraving, hand-coloured 12.2 cm x 8.3 cm vignetted Fifth illustration in A Christmas Carol (London: Chapman and Hall, 1843), facing p. 78. The fifth illustration is John Leech's introduction to literature of that "pre-Father Christmas" figure, the Spirit of Christmas Present, not quite sitting on a "couch" or "kind of throne" (77), but decidedly "a jolly Giant, glorious to see; who [bears] a glowing torch, in shape not unlike Plenty's horn" (77). http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/carol/5.html Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

“The Second of The Three Spirits” or “Scrooge’s third Visitor”
John Leech
1843
Steel engraving, hand-coloured
12.2 cm x 8.3 cm vignetted
Fifth illustration in A Christmas Carol (London: Chapman and Hall, 1843), facing p. 78.
The fifth illustration is John Leech’s introduction to literature of that “pre-Father Christmas” figure, the Spirit of Christmas Present, not quite sitting on a “couch” or “kind of throne” (77), but decidedly “a jolly Giant, glorious to see; who [bears] a glowing torch, in shape not unlike Plenty’s horn” (77). http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/carol/5.html
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

Romantic Illustration Network

Educational Workshop on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

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‘Inventing Christmas: Dickens and Illustration’

in partnership with the House of Illustration and Y8 pupils from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

December 3rd, 2015

This project brings together scholary expertise from the University of Roehampton, and curators and practitioners from the House of Illustration, to develop the public impact of the Romantic Illustration Network.

   

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CfP: Printing Colour 1700-1830

 

Printing Colour 1700-1830: Discoveries, Rediscoveries and Innovations in the Long Eighteenth Century

10-12 April 2018

Senate House, London & London Collections

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Image of James Sadler’s balloon ascent, 12 August 1811 (Wikimedia Commons)

 

Abstracts for posters and 20-minute papers are invited for this three-day, interdisciplinary conference and workshop covering all aspects of the making, collecting and reception of colour prints in the long eighteenth century. The convenors particularly welcome proposals from book historians and scholars of illustration.

 

Full details and instructions on how to submit are available at bit.ly/PC1700-1830.

 

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