Dickens’s Public Reading by Harry Furniss

Description

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
Published:
estimated 1924, London
Format:
Newspaper / Illustration / Image
Creator:
The Illustrated London News, Harry Furniss
Copyright:
© 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

Related articles

Dickens the performer

Article by:
Simon Callow
Theme:
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.

Related collection items