Portraits of Catherine and Charles Dickens by Samuel Laurence

Charles Dickens sat for this portrait by Samuel Laurence in 1837 when he lived and worked at 48 Doughty Street. Dickens was so pleased with it he commissioned a companion portrait of Catherine in 1838.

 Portrait of Catherine Dickens by Samuel Laurence

Portrait of Charles Dickens by Samuel Laurence

Portraits of Catherine and Charles Dickens by Samuel Laurence, Chalk and crayon on paper, 1837 and 1838. DH719 and DH718
Purchased with support from the Art Fund. © Charles Dickens Museum

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