Charles Dickens [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph with some colour by hand, india paper, india 200 x 160mm. 8 x 6¼". Slight scratching to india, left and upper right.
Portrait of Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870), the greatest novelist of the age; he established his name with Pickwick Papers in 1836. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue p.55, 5. See NPG D20137.
[Ref: 21812] £160.00