Jno Dickens 1851 [scratched in plate on sculpture and at left].
Etching, proof on thick wove paper, inscribed in the plate "J:no Dickens 1851" A fine impression with full margins. Rare.
Etching of a bust of John Dickens, father of the novelist Charles Dickens, in profile to right. Dickens was a clerk in the navy pay office stationed in the Portsmouth dockyard, with a salary of 80l. a year, when Charles was born; he was recalled to London when his famous son was only two years. John Dickens had eight children by his wife, Elizabeth. Captioned in pencil to lower margin, also annotated "Given to me by Samuel Haydon Esqre. the 1st proof taken off"(same hand). By Samuel James Bouverie Haydon (1815 - 1891).
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