Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Pencil on PaperSize:
12" x 16" (300mm x 410mm)This is the original Pencil drawing by Ron Embleton.
An accomplished book illustration for an edition of Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty (commonly known as Barnaby Rudge), the historical novel by British novelist Charles Dickens.
Barnaby Rudge is largely set during the Gordon Riots of 1780 and was the fifth of Dickens' novels to be published. It had originally been planned to appear as his first, but changes of publisher led to many delays, and it first appeared in serial form in the Clock from February to November 1841.
It was Dickens' first historical novel. His only other is the much later A Tale of Two Cities, also set in revolutionary times.
This original painting is from the Ron Embleton family collection.