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Mr Micawber

Photo credit: Charles Dickens Museum, London

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This painting portrays Dickens's fictional character Wilkins Micawber from his novel 'David Copperfield'. It is a full-length portrait and shows Micawber in the centre standing beside a table covered with a red cloth, a vase, a piece of fruit, and a punch bowl. On the wall behind him is a portrait. He is holding a glass in one hand and a ladle in the other, and is inviting the viewer to have a drink with both his open arms and his jovial, inquisitive expression.

Charles Dickens Museum, London


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    85 x 68 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1933


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Charles Dickens Museum, London

48 Doughty Street, London, Greater London WC1N 2LX England

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