[DICKENS, Charles]

[Period Portrait of Charles Dickens]

£1,950

[Period Portrait of Charles Dickens]

[Circa 1865].

[Period Portrait of Charles Dickens]

Description

A classic pose of the one or the most important British authors, in the manner of Alexander Glasgow (c1840-1894), possibly copied from an albumen print by John & Charles Watkins; a well executed and instantly familiar pose of the Author at the height of his success.

Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870) was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian era underclass, helping to bring about social change. When Dickens died of a stroke, he left his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

Description

Portrait of Charles Dickens, three-quarter profile, unsigned, oil on board, 250 by 230mm (9¾ by 9 inches), professionally cleaned and conserved, original stretcher, contemporary wood and ornate gesso frame, which would appear to be original to the portrait, 360 by 310mm (14¼ by 12¼ inches).

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Stock ID: 97444