Portrait of Charles Dickens by Samuel Laurence, 1837
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.
Chalk, crayon and pencil sketch, reframed in contemporary frame
Purchased with Support from the Art Fund.