Caption reads: Lithers. Good gracious me! Why, if it ain't Mr. Gabblewig Junior! Scene 1.
Etched frontispiece illustration for the farce, "Mr. Nightingale's diary" by Charles Dickens and Mark Lemon; evidently drawn and etched by the artist for an edition of 1877 (Boston : James R. Osgood, 1877), with the frontispiece plate by Pailthorpe sold separately and therefore not present in all copies of this publication.
Etching accompanies the original drawing by the artist for this illustration (see 1986.1909).
Print shows Mr. Lithers, clad in an apron, starting in surprise at the figure of Mr. Gabblewig, who has entered the room with Tip, who stands behind him with his arms full of baggage.