Portraits of Charles Dickens


These highly fashionable portraits of Dickens were executed by his friend Count Alfred D’Orsay in the early 1840s. D’Orsay an amateur artist and ostentatious dandy who shared Dickens’s love of outlandish dress.

Portrait of Dickens by Alfred D’Orsay. Graphite on paper

Portrait of Dickens by Alfred D’Orsay. Graphite on paper

Two portraits of Dickens by Alfred D’Orsay. Graphite on paper, 1841 and 1842. DH349 DH348 © Charles Dickens Museum

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