Catharine Dickens by Samuel Laurence

Charles Dickens commissioned a portrait of himself and later one of his wife.

Details

Medium:
Crayon & chalk
Dimensions:
49.5 x 33.5 cm
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Laurence was so proud of his portrait of the young Dickens that he produced a second version kept it with him until his death. This portrait was a pair to the portrait of Charles Dickens and the grant went towards the acquisition of both works.

Provenance

Horace N. Pym.

Venue details

Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, LONDON London WC1N 2LX 020 7405 2127 www.dickensmuseum.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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