Charles Dickens(1812-1870), Novelist
Sitter in 95 portraits
Charles Dickens is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era whose writings are renowned for their vivid portrayal of the class system of the period, addressing social deprivation and injustice. He established his name with Pickwick Papers, 1836.
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possibly after Harriet Anne Callow (née Smart), after John & Charles Watkins, and after Luke Fildes
albumen print, 1872
by Robert Herbert, after James Stephenson
wood engraving, mid 19th century