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London : a pilgrimage / by Gustave Doré and Blanchard Jerrold

Gustave Doré

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Grant & Co., 72, 74, 76, & 78, Turnnill Street, E.C., MDCCCLXXII

Physical Description

xii, 191 p., front., plates. : ill. ; 42 cm.

Summary Note

In 1869 the journalist Blanchard Jerrold (1826–1884) joined forces with the famous French artist Gustave Doré (1832–1883) to produce an illustrated record of the ‘shadows and sunlight’ of London. As Jerrold later recalled, they spent many days and nights exploring the capital, often protected by plain-clothes policemen. They visited night refuges, cheap lodging houses and the opium den described by Charles Dickens in the sinister opening chapter of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; they travelled up and down the river and attended fashionable events at Lambeth Palace, the boat race and the Derby. The ambitious project, which took four years to complete, was eventually published as London: a pilgrimage with 180 engravings. [British Library website]


The front pastedown carries the book ticket of J.J. Harris Teall


Urban Life


Gustave Doré, illustrator
William Blanchard Jerrold, author
Sir Jethro Justinian Harris Teall Teall, previous owner
Grant & Co., publisher, printer

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