Portrait of Catherine Dickens by Samuel Laurence, 1838
This chalk and crayon portrait of Catherine Dickens is the companion piece to Samuel Laurence’s drawing of Charles Dickens. It was completed in 1838 when the Dickens’s lived at 48 Doughty Street and was hung in their subequent family homes until they separated in 1858.
Crayon, chalk and pencil sketch
The Property of Mrs. Helen Roney, late Hogarth
Inscription on a label on the reverse of the drawing
Purchased with support from the Art Fund.