Charles Dickens, Esq.
"Supplement to the Illustrated News of the World". The London Joint Stoct Newspaper Company _ Limited. Office, 199, Strand, London. [n.d. c.1858.]
Mixed-method engraving. 400 x 272mm. 15¾ x 10¾".
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), the great English novelist of the Victorian period. In an 1859 publication called "Town Talk" an engraved portrait of Charles Dickens is described as being taken "from a recent daguerreotype by Mayall". The picture of Dickens above was described as "a portrait engraved on steel by D. J. Pound, from a photograph by Mayall, London" when it was published as a Supplement to the Illustrated News of the World on 9th October, 1858. During the engraving process, a beard has been added to Mayall's original image of Dickens. In Mayall's original daguerreotype portrait of Dickens taken around 1853, the author had a moustache but no chin beard.
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