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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, by Harry Furniss, circa 1924 -NPG 3445 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Dickens

by Harry Furniss
circa 1924
10 5/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (271 mm x 197 mm)
NPG 3445

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Signed (bottom right): Hy.F.
Inscribed in ink (along top): Chap XVII Charles Dickens/His last Readings

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All six Furniss drawings catalogued here are posthumous; Furniss saw Dickens once, and then only when he was a child. Those drawings reproduced in Some Victorian Men were used to illustrate a chapter on 'Charles Dickens - as an Actor', pp 183-200.

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Purchased from the artist's sons, through Theodore Cluse, 1947.

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H. Furniss, Some Victorian Men (1924), facing p 192, with the title, 'Charles Dickens Reading'.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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