Smoking Turk Figure

Image credit: Charles Dickens Museum, London

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The work was purchased by Charles Dickens around 1853 and used at Tavistock House, London. Dickens moved house in 1857 and kept the figure in his study at Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent until his death in 1870.

Charles Dickens Museum, London



Smoking Turk Figure




plaster, glass & cord


H 30.5 x W 25.5 x D 23 cm

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Acquisition method

gifted, 1975

Work type


Signature/marks description

on back: E. Cotterell Se.t / 1 June 1853


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Charles Dickens Museum, London

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

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