Image via Victorian Web
I think this image by Phiz is particularly striking and interesting not only to look at, but also to consider and to question why he drew it as he does. If we look at the accompanying text, the space of the mausoleum is one of darkness and death, exemplified by the dead trees looming above in Phiz's sketch. However, it is interesting to note to little spot of life he places in the bottom of the image with the appearence of the ferns, as if there is still hope for new life to come. This is, of course, inarguably refuted by the impending darkness of the image, but I couldn't help but notice the possibility of it, particularly as it is placed directly in the front of the image and thus inescapable from the view of the reader.
I also couldn't help but make the connection between Sir Leicester and the trees keeping watch over the location. The bent stature of the trees reminds me distinctly of his bent and invalid body going past, as if there is some part of him which still refuses to give her up. There is, of course, no way to know if this was at all in Phiz's mind when he drew this, but it would be interesting to consider the possibility.