Illustration on Page 118b of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint Depicting Ellen and Nancy at the Brook
Harvey, William and Dalziel, George, “Illustration on Page 118b of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint Depicting Ellen and Nancy at the Brook,” Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, accessed December 9, 2023, https://widewideworlddigitaledition.siue.edu/items/show/2459.
This black and white illustration, appearing on page 118b of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. reprint, depicts Ellen reaching up towards Nancy, having fallen into the brook after trying to cross it. To represent her purity and innocence, the illustrator drew Ellen wearing a white dress, kneeling, and raising her hands in a prayer-like position. As a foil, Nancy, dressed in black, appears amused at Ellen’s distress, representing wickedness and deceit. A caption below the illustration reads, "Ellen falls into the brook," referencing the scene on page 119 of the novel. The name of the illustrator, Dalziel, is inscribed in the lower-right corner of the illustration.
Wetherell, Elizabeth [Susan Warner]. The Wide, Wide World. Reprint, Illustrated by William Harvey. London: George Routledge & Co., 1853.
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