Harry Furniss, an artist for publications including the Graphic and Punch, applies a touch of caricature to this portrait of Charles Dickens giving a public reading of his novels. He is made to look much older than his 58 years.
The illustration was produced circa 1924, over 50 years after the novelist's death in 1870. Furniss also illustrated a complete works of Dickens, published in 1910.
- Full title:
- Dickens’s Public Reading
- estimated 1924, London
- Newspaper / Illustration / Image
- The Illustrated London News, Harry Furniss
- © Charles Dickens Museum
- Usage terms
- Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
- Held by
- Charles Dickens Museum
- Article by:
- Simon Callow
- The novel 1832–1880
Simon Callow CBE examines Dickens as an actor who gave lively and emotional performances of his own works to an enthralled public on both sides of the Atlantic.