Watercolour of Kate Perugini by Marcus Stone, 1860s
This watercolour painting by Marcus Stone, dating from around 1860-1865, shows Kate Perugini (then married to Charles Collins) standing by the fireplace at Gad's Hill Place. Katey was the third child and second daughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens. Upon the death of Stone's father in 1859, Charles Dickens treated Marcus like another son, welcoming him into the family home and championing him to his publishers as an illustrator.
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