As promised, here are the rest of the images scanned from my antique copies of Tale of Two Cities. Enjoy!
This for me is one of the iconic pictures of Lucie. I think that Raphaelo Busoni, who illustrated the Junior Illustrated Classics edition of Tale of Two Cities (which sadly went out of print after my childhood) depicts a Lucie as both thoughtful and lovely. His faces tend to be rather angular and squarish, which makes his Lucie slightly different than the other ones I've seen. Apparently Busoni's Lucie also likes the colour blue. I find it kind of a fun coincidence that one of Lucie's paralells, the seamstress is wearing bright blue in Busoni's final scene.
Sydney Carton supports him--he too is undergoing a metamorphosis. Sydney Carton's facade of insolence and carelessness is falling away, revealing a gentle and broken but intelligent and pragmatic man who is committed to his own redemption.
This painting by Harvey Dunn captures Charles' heartbreaking fall into helplessness (While is double assumes a position of power and control). Charles looks like a frightened animal. Harvey Dunn is a fairly well known Western artist. Tale of Two Cities is quite a departure from his usual work. He does the best work when illustrating the peasant scenes, and he definitely seems to prefer these. A few of his scenes, including the scene of the last chapter are rendered fairly awkwardly and in garish colours. I find this picture of Charles haunting, though.
This is Sydney Carton speaking with the diabolical wood-sawyer, who ironically encourages him to go watch the work of the guillotine as a spectator. With amazing restraint, Carton carries on a brief, morbid conversation with the wood-sawyer about how many pipes the wood-sawyer can smoke until the executions of dozens of people is finished. This desensitization to the brutaility of the terror contrasts with the following scene where Carton prepares for his own death.
This depiction by A. Dixon is almost ethereal. The seamstress is both beautiful and sad, and the light outlines around both of their faces is either ghostly or angelic.
This is my favourite TOTC illustration.