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date: 21 May 2024

Browne, Hablot Knight (1815–82), 

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
Robert PattenRobert Patten

Dickens's principal illustrator. Born in Kennington, Surrey, the ninth boy and thirteenth of fourteen children, Browne was apprenticed after his father's early death to a firm of line engravers. Exasperated by the tedium, he often etched amusing pictures in the margins of plates (‘remarques’), or painted watercolours. In ... ...

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