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Toby Weller

F. O. C. Darley1888

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Darley, a noted American illustrator, shows a stagecoach driver relaxing and enjoying his pipe. Toby Weller was a character in Charles Dickens' "The Pickwick Papers," first published in 1836/1837.

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  • Title: Toby Weller
  • Creator: Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822-1888)
  • Date Created: 1888
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822-1888)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: wash on paper
  • Inscriptions: [Signature and date] Lower left: F.O.C. Darley 1888; [Inscription] Verso: The property of Mr. F.O.C. Darley; [Label] The Pickwick Papers, Hurd and Houghton Edition, 1866, Ch. XX, Scene in the Inn, Magpie and Stump. Toby Weller, stage driver in one of the boxes.
  • Exhibitions: Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995., Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
  • Dimensions: H: 20 x W: 16 1/16 in. (50.8 x 40.8 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1583

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