Below is a pink plate by Ridgways. These views were taken from Scenes from Charles Dickens' weekly periodical, Master Humphries Clock which was published between April 1840 and December 1841.
This particular plate is entitled Outside the School House. It has a beautiful relief / embossed type of border that is handpainted around the edge. Circa 1891
Master Humphrey's Clock book plate from
London Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. First book edition. Engraved by Ebenezer Landells and illustrated by Hablot Knight (Phiz) Browne.
How beautiful at eventide
To see the twilight shadows pale,
Steal o'er the landscape, far and wide,
O'er stream and meadow, mound and dale!
How soft is Nature's calm repose
When ev'ning skies their cool dews weep:
The gentlest wind more gently blows,
As if to soothe her in her sleep!
The gay morn breaks,
Mists roll away,
All Nature awakes
To glorious day.
In my breast alone
Dark shadows remain;
The peace it has known
It can never regain.
( I thought it befitting to use one of his poems for this post, plus I have an adorable little niece named Lucy!)