AUTHOR: CLARK, Joseph Clayton (KYD) (Charles Dickens)
TITLE: The Chancery Prisoner (from The Pickwick Papers).
PUBLISHER: England, [c. 1890].
DESCRIPTION: 1 leaf, card stock, original black ink & watercolor sketch, with full background detail, image 18 cm x 12 cm, overall 19 cm x 13 cm, signed "KYD" in the lower left corner and titled in the lower right and upper left.
CONDITION: VERY GOOD
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A fine study of the beleaguered chancery prisoner, gray haired and stooping, his trousers held in place with rope, his grey countenance matched by the grey prison wall which forms the backdrop.
Joseph Clayton Clarke (1857 - 8 August 1937), who worked under the pseudonym "Kyd", was a British artist best known for his illustrations of characters from the novels of Charles Dickens.