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date: 21 May 2024

Browne, Hablot Knight (1815–82), 

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The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
Author(s):
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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