Portrait of Charles Dickens, his wife and her sister, drawn by Daniel Maclise

Description

This line engraving portrait of Charles Dickens, his wife Catherine and her sister Georgina Hogarth was originally drawn by Daniel Maclise, a prominent 19th century portraiture artist. It depicts a youthful Dickens at 30 years old, a year before he wrote and published A Christmas Carol (1843). In 1842 Georgina, aged 15, joined the Dickens family to help care for their children and remained as housekeeper and adviser until Dickens's death in 1870.

Full title:
Line engraving portrait of Charles Dickens, his wife and her sister. Drawn by Daniel Maclise, engraved by C. H. Jeens, 1842. [from the author's presentation copy of The Life of Dickens, 1872-74]
Published:
1842
Format:
Print / Image
Creator:
Daniel Maclise, John Forster [compiler]
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Dex.316. - Vol II, part I

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