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Charles Dickens

(1812-1870), Novelist

Sitter in 95 portraits
The greatest novelist of the age; established his name with Pickwick Papers, 1836.

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Charles Dickens, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 5207

Charles Dickens

by Samuel Laurence
chalk, 1838
NPG 5207

Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise - NPG 1172

Charles Dickens

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, 1839
NPG 1172

Charles Dickens, by Ary Scheffer - NPG 315

Charles Dickens

by Ary Scheffer
oil on canvas, 1855
NPG 315

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(102b)

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(102b)

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(184d)

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(184d)

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(19)

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 1858
NPG P301(19)

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(20)

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 29 April 1858
NPG P301(20)

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3446

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3446

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3563

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3563

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3565

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3565

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3566

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, circa 1880-1910
NPG 3566

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3445

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, circa 1924
NPG 3445

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3564

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, circa 1924
NPG 3564

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x36208

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1880s (late 1850s)
NPG x36208

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax18262

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1858
NPG Ax18262

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x5585

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen stereoscopic card, 29 April 1858
NPG x5585

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x14342

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 29 April 1858
NPG x14342

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x14341

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1858
NPG x14341

Charles Dickens, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax28569

Charles Dickens

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, (29 April 1858)
NPG Ax28569

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax21884

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21884

Charles Dickens, by Charlet & Jacotin - NPG Ax39821

Charles Dickens

by Charlet & Jacotin
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39821

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16252

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax16252

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax18258

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax18258

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x14336

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x14336

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x14337

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x14337

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x14338

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, 1861
NPG x14338

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16251

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax16251

Charles Dickens, by John Watkins - NPG Ax17292

Charles Dickens

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG Ax17292

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax11944

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG Ax11944

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11833

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11833

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11835

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11835

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11840

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11840

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11837

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x11837

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11838

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x11838

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11839

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x11839

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11834

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11834

Charles Dickens, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x11836

Charles Dickens

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11836

Charles Dickens, by Crowdy & Loud, after  G.L. Lea, or after  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x28075

Charles Dickens

by Crowdy & Loud, after G.L. Lea, or after Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
photogravure, published 21 December 1901 (1863)
NPG x28075

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x14340

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG x14340

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins, published by  Samuel E. Poulton - NPG x14344

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins, published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG x14344

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x14345

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG x14345

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x14346

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG x14346

Charles Dickens, by John Watkins - NPG Ax18228

Charles Dickens

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG Ax18228

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax21885

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, September 1863
NPG Ax21885

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax21886

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, September 1863
NPG Ax21886

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x14339

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print on card, September 1863
NPG x14339

Charles Dickens, by Robert White Thrupp, after  John & Charles Watkins - NPG x135522

Charles Dickens

by Robert White Thrupp, after John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (September 1863)
NPG x135522

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, an - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, an
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Charles Dickens with others, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x4406

Charles Dickens with others

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
vintage print, 1865
NPG x4406

Charles Dickens, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax7508

Charles Dickens

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1870
NPG Ax7508

Charles Dickens, by Samuel E. Poulton - NPG Ax17820

Charles Dickens

by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866-1868
NPG Ax17820

Charles Dickens, by George Gardner Rockwood - NPG x45466

Charles Dickens

by George Gardner Rockwood
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG x45466

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11863

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG x11863

Charles Dickens, by George Gardner Rockwood - NPG x131113

Charles Dickens

by George Gardner Rockwood
albumen cabinet card, 1867
NPG x131113

Charles Dickens, by Gurney & Son - NPG x45498

Charles Dickens

by Gurney & Son
albumen cabinet card, 1867
NPG x45498

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11860

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card on paper mount, (1867)
NPG x11860

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11864

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG x11864

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  Gurney & Son - NPG x11861

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Gurney & Son
platinum print, 1867
NPG x11861

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