Leading London Publishers in 1899
Page from The Sketch magazine featuring portraits of leading London publishers. Top row from left: Mr T. Norton Longman, Mr C. J. Longman, Mr Frederick Macmillan. Middle rown from left, Mrs Reginald J. Smith Q.C (of Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co), Mr Edward Marston (of Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston and Co), Mr Ernest Bell. Bottom row from left: Mr Harris Miles (Of Messrs. Simpkin, Marshall & Co), Mr Andrew Chatto and Mr H. Arthur Doubleday (Of Messrs Constable and Co).
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The Old Curiosity Shop, Quilp mocks the figurehead
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, first published in the weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock from 1840 to 1841 and then as its own book in 1841. "Is it like Kit - is it his picture, his image, his very self?" cried the dwarf. The malicious hunchbacked dwarf moneylender, Daniel Quilp, sees in an old battered ship's figurehead the likeness of Kit Nubbles, while Sampson Brass, Quilp's attorney, stands off as far as he can. Date: C.1850
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Union Workhouse, Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Wantage Union workhouse, Oxfordshire. The land in the foreground is edged with tall flowers and is being cultivated - perhaps potatoes for use by the workhouse. The building, designed by Sampson Kempthorne, was erected in 1836 on Hungerford Road, Wantage, and later became the Downs Hospital.
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