Item No: cdc308901
Title: ALs to Daniel Maclise
Friday Fourteenth November
Stanny, seeing my big brown Punch Jug t’other night (a genuine old article), said with his face shining before the Lord, that it was just the thing you wanted to paint. Is my young man right, and shall I send it to you? If you were to see my young man perpetually painting here for the Christmas Play, in the midst of 70 paint pots and a cauldron of boiling size, you would never forget the spectacle.
Friday Fourteenth November 1856
Rare Book Department
The Punch Jug, used by Dickens as one of the "assemblage of bottles and glasses" -"a quiet allusion to Peter's predilection for the bottle-in Peter the Great, Czar of Muscovy , working as a shipwright...in te Dockyard at Deptford, during the winter 1697-8...visited by William the Third, exhibited RA 1857 (Art Journal, 1857).
Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/55.
Volume 8, p. 223, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.].
Creation Place Note:Tavistock House
DL M225 1856-11-14
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author