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.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
after Joseph Athanase Aufray, after a photograph by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
photogravure, published 18 December 1869