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This painting is a replica of a work by Charles Dickens’s close friend Daniel Maclise. It depicts Dickens as he appeared at the time he resided at 48 DoughtyStreet. The canvas was originally commissioned by Chapman and Hall, Dickens’s publishers, to be engraved for the frontispiece of the novel 'Nicholas Nickleby' in 1839. According to many accounts, this portrait was considered to have captured a perfect likeness and was lauded as one of Maclise’s masterworks.
oil on canvas
H 75 x W 60 cm