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Portrait of Charles Dickens by Samuel Laurence, 1837

Collection

Object

Object number (per part)

DH719, 1996.4

Object name (per part)

Drawing

Production person

Laurence, Samuel

Production date

1837

Label

Charles Dickens sat for this portrait in 1837 when he lived and worked here at 48 Doughty Street. This artist, Samuel Laurence, never parted with the drawing, keeping it above his mantelpiece until his death. The work is signed by both Dickens and the artist.

Physical description

Chalk, crayon and pencil sketch, reframed in contemporary frame

Credit line

Purchased with Support from the Art Fund.
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