Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise, 1839 - NPG 1172 - Tate 2013; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Tate 2013; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Dickens

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, 1839
36 in. x 28 1/8 in. (914 mm x 714 mm)
Lent by Tate Gallery: London: UK, 1954
Primary Collection
NPG 1172


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  • Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter associated with 17 portraits.

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Dickens and Maclise had become close friends the summer before this portrait was painted. Dickens recorded in a letter of 28 June 1839 that 'Maclise has made another face of me, which all people say is astonishing'.

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