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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 Gurney & Son, or by  George Gardner Rockwood - NPG x9057

Charles Dickens

by Gurney & Son, or by George Gardner Rockwood
albumen print, arched top, 1867
NPG x9057

Charles Dickens, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by  The Gresham Publishing Company - NPG x28730

Charles Dickens

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by The Gresham Publishing Company
photogravure, (1867)
NPG x28730

Charles Dickens, by George Gardner Rockwood - NPG x14343

Charles Dickens

by George Gardner Rockwood
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG x14343

Charles Dickens, his characters and the empty chair, after Unknown artist, possibly Harriet Smart Callow, after  John & Charles Watkins, and after  Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes - NPG x135439

Charles Dickens, his characters and the empty chair

after Unknown artist, possibly Harriet Smart Callow, after John & Charles Watkins, and after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
albumen print, 1872
NPG x135439

Authors and Novelists, published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132899

Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132899

'Dickens placing his first contribution in the editor's box' (Charles Dickens), by Robert Herbert, after  James Stephenson - NPG D2271

'Dickens placing his first contribution in the editor's box' (Charles Dickens)

by Robert Herbert, after James Stephenson
wood engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D2271

Charles Dickens, by Unknown engraver - NPG D20081

Charles Dickens

by Unknown engraver
hand-coloured stipple engraving, 1830
NPG D20081

Charles Dickens, after Daniel Maclise - NPG D19292

Charles Dickens

after Daniel Maclise
watercolour on ivory, (1839)
NPG D19292

Charles Dickens; Alfred, Count D'Orsay, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D20137

Charles Dickens; Alfred, Count D'Orsay

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
hand-coloured lithograph, 16 December 1841
NPG D20137

Charles Dickens, by John Angel James Wilcox, after  Francis Alexander - NPG D42289

Charles Dickens

by John Angel James Wilcox, after Francis Alexander
line engraving, (1842)
NPG D42289

Charles Dickens, by Daniel John Pound, published by  The London Joint Stock Newspaper Company, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D42232

Charles Dickens

by Daniel John Pound, published by The London Joint Stock Newspaper Company, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, circa 1855
NPG D42232

Charles Dickens, by Henry Duff Linton, after  Mayall - NPG D42287

Charles Dickens

by Henry Duff Linton, after Mayall
wood engraving, circa 1856
NPG D42287

Charles Dickens, by Henry Duff Linton, published by  National Magazine Company, after  Mayall - NPG D42288

Charles Dickens

by Henry Duff Linton, published by National Magazine Company, after Mayall
wood engraving, published 8 November 1856
NPG D42288

Charles Dickens, by Butterworth and Heath, after  (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG D42294

Charles Dickens

by Butterworth and Heath, after (George) Herbert Watkins
wood engraving, (1858)
NPG D42294

Charles Dickens, after (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG D42295

Charles Dickens

after (George) Herbert Watkins
mixed-method engraving, (1858)
NPG D42295

Charles Dickens, probably after (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG D42296

Charles Dickens

probably after (George) Herbert Watkins
mezzotint, (circa 1859)
NPG D42296

Charles Dickens, by Joseph Brown, published by  Chapman & Hall, after  John Watkins - NPG D42292

Charles Dickens

by Joseph Brown, published by Chapman & Hall, after John Watkins
stipple engraving, 1860s
NPG D42292

Charles Dickens, by Edward William Stodart, after  (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann - NPG D35204

Charles Dickens

by Edward William Stodart, after (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
stipple engraving, (1861)
NPG D35204

Charles Dickens, by Richard James Lane, after  John Watkins - NPG D22373

Charles Dickens

by Richard James Lane, after John Watkins
lithograph, 1861
NPG D22373

Charles Dickens, by James Charles Armytage, after  Benjamin Gurney - NPG D42290

Charles Dickens

by James Charles Armytage, after Benjamin Gurney
line engraving, (1867)
NPG D42290

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