"The quality of the images are very high, and free to use," says Goodman. "A lot of care and time is spent on the curatorial aspect, ensuring that the illustrations look great on modern screens. Alongside this, I’m really pleased that the site looks attractive and is very user-friendly. People can just dive right in from the home page, and navigate intuitively and easily from there.
"There is so much happening in Phiz’s illustrations. They are packed with character, incident, and symbols and I hope by presenting them in this gallery form it allows us to study them more closely and comprehensively so that we can identify qualities or elements that may have been overlooked. Ultimately, I’m just delighted to be able to share these amazing illustrations with the world which form such an important and exciting part of book history."