New Colourised Dickens Image Released Ahead of 150th Death Anniversary
"…a genius can always wear whatever he chooses"
We are very excited to be releasing the first of a new collection of colourised photographs of the great author, ahead of the 150th anniversary of his death on 9th June. The image shows Charles Dickens in 1859, aged forty-seven, with a warm expression, looking directly at the camera and sporting a bright yellow, green and blue Clan Gordon tartan waistcoat, over a brilliant white shirt, with light-coloured trousers, a textured navy jacket and a bow tie.
It is the first taster of major new exhibition, Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens, to be opened at the Museum at the author’s London home as soon as COVID-19 allows. Technicolour Dickens has been created in conjunction with associate co-curators Dr Leon Litvack of Queen’s University, Belfast, and Professor Julian North of University of Leicester.