En Angleterre: Pauvre Jenny!, from "Le Journal Illustré," no. 55

Engraver Henry Linton British
After James Abbott Pasquier British

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This image first appeared as “In the Bitter Cold” in London’s "Illustrated Times" (December 19, 1857), and was reissued in "Le Journal Illustré" in 1865. We are shown a mother and two children evicted into the snow, and related text identifies the subject as “'En Angleterre': Pauvre Jenny!” (In England: Exposure and Starvation--Le froid et la Faim!...Une émouvante nouvelles, cette triste histoire de Jenny et John et de leur deux enfants...a moving novel and sad history of Jenny and John and their two children"). Émile Gigault de Bédollière (1812–1883), who provided the French text, worked for the journal "La Siècle" from 1850, translating stories by Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Whether he invented this story, or simply translated it, remains to be determined.

En Angleterre: Pauvre Jenny!, from "Le Journal Illustré," no. 55, Henry Linton (British, London 1815–1899 Kingston-upon-Thames), Wood engraving

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