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A Victorian carved walnut figure of Mark Tapley from the novel ‘The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit’ by Charles Dickens’, wearing a soft top hat, a tailcoat and a buttoned waistcoat, striking a nonchalant pose with one hand on his hip, propping himself up on his tasselled cane, all raised on an octagonal plinth. English, circa 1890.

Footnote: Martin Chuzzlewit was serialised between 1842 and 1844. Several characters in this novel gained fame, including Pecksniff and Mrs Gamp. A third, the eternally cheerful Martin Tapley was an employee of the Blue Dragon Inn and suitor of the landlady Mrs Lupin. He eventually joined young Martin Chuzzlewit on his trip to the United States.

ITEM ID
Walnut Figure
COLOR
Brown
GENRE
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite Art
MEDIA
Wood
STYLE
Victorian
THEME
English Country
HEIGHT
43.5" (110 cm)
AGE
Late 19th Century

Wick Antiques LTD

Charles Wallrock
unit 2 Riverside Business Park Gosport Street
Lymington SO41 9BB
UK
Tel: 07768 877069
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    Victorian carved walnut figure of Mark Tapley from the novel ‘The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit’ by Charles Dickens’

    £14,500 GBP
    ~ $16,195

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