Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.



"Dickens and Music Exhibit." Royal Academy of Music, London. June 2011.

Below are some photos from my trip to the Royal Academy of Music in June 2012.  Their exhibit "Dickens and Music" included the privately owned and rarely displayed painting by John Orlando Parry A London Street Scene (1837).  I was surprised by the second painting Old Houses in the City (1844).  I had never heard of this painting, and the exhibit displayed only a black and white photo reproduction.  No information on the original painting or where it might currently be.  Both paintings, however, seem to have been highly influential for Dickens's essay "Bill-Sticking" published in March 1851 in Household Words and, I assert in the dissertation, for Dickens's writing of Bleak House