Miss Mowcher is a dwarf hairdresser and manicurist. When Dickens first introduced her he intended her to be an accomplice in David’s friend Steerforth's plot to elope with Little Em'ly. Dickens had modeled Miss Mowcher after his wife's chiropodist, or foot doctor.
Hablot K. Browne. Original Illustration for David Copperfield, 1849.