Dickens’s Public Reading by Harry Furniss


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
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Charles Dickens Museum

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