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Relievo of Charles Dickens by Theophilus Smith, 1870

Collection

Object

Object number (per part)

DH756, 2015.12.1

Object name (per part)

relivio

Production person

Theophilius, Smith

Production date

1870-1875

Label

This sculpture in relief of Charles Dickens by Theophilus Smith of Sheffield was produced in 1870 as a memorial to the author. The relief portrait is either a white stone or possibly wax displayed in a porthole style gilded wood frame with an inner ring of white fabric. An original label mentions an extract from a letter written by Charley Dickens (Charles Jnr) in July 1870. He endorses the work saying, "I am happy to congratulate you on the success of your portrait of my late father, both as a work of art and as a likeness".

Physical description

Circular relief bust of CD in either a white stone or possibly wax (given the slight sheen and light weight) displayed in a porthole style gilded wood frame with an inner ring of white fabric. There is an original label affixed to the back of the frame with information about the relief. Extra space inside the frame has been padded out with tissue.
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