A Christmas Workshop: RIN/House of Illustration Partnership

By marylshannon

Marley's Ghost —

John Leech

1843

Hand-coloured steeling engraving

9 .8 x 8 cm vignetted

Dickens's A Christmas Carol, first edition (1843).

Leech's illustration captures the precise moment when the miser, in nightgown and sitting down before his fitful fire to enjoy a bowl of gruel, encounters the ghost of his dead partner.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/carol/2.html
Image courtesy of Toronto bibliophile and Dickens collector Dan Callinescu.

Full-page illustration for Dickens's Christmas Carol: 'Marley's Ghost'

Anna Glendenning is a PhD candidate from Roehampton’s Centre for Research in Romanticism, who works on caricature. She reports here on the Romantic Illustration Network’s collaboration with the House of Illustration on a workshop for Y8 pupils, supported by the University of Roehampton.

On Thursday 3rd December, the House of Illustration in King’s Cross London was home to an exciting day of collaboration between local schoolchildren, RIN member Dr. Mary L. Shannon from the University of Roehampton, and professional illustrator Merlin Evans.

A group of thirty girls aged 12-13 (from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington) braved a suitably chilly winter’s morning to visit the House of Illustration, where they immersed themselves in a special workshop on Dickens’s A Christmas Carol . I also got to help out: it was hugely enjoyable to be part of such an inspiring day of interdisciplinary fun. For the full photostory, see http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/English-and-Creative-Writing/News/There-s-no-Bah-Humbug-this-Christmas-for-pupils-at-illustration-workshop/.

<img width="101" height="150" src="https://romanticillustrationnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/marleys-ghost.jpg?w=101&h=150" alt="Marley's Ghost —

John Leech

1843

Hand-coloured steeling engraving

9 .8 x 8 cm vignetted

Dickens's A Christmas Carol, first edition (1843).

Leech's illustration captures the precise moment when the miser, in nightgown and sitting down before his fitful fire to enjoy a bowl …read more

Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/a-christmas-workshop-rinhouse-of-illustration-partnership/