Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
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12" x 16" (300mm x 410mm)This is the original Pencil drawing by Ron Embleton.
A striking sketch used to illustrate an edition of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was unfinished at the time of Dickens's death on 9 June 1870.
Though the novel is named after the character Edwin Drood, it focuses more on Drood's uncle, John Jasper, a precentor, choirmaster and opium addict, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud, Edwin Drood's fiancée, has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless. Landless and Edwin Drood take an instant dislike to one another. Later Drood disappears under mysterious circumstances.
The story is set in Cloisterham, a lightly disguised Rochester.
This original painting is from the Ron Embleton family collection.