Portrait of Charles Dickens

Margaret Gillies painted this portrait of Charles Dickens in 1843, while he was writing A Christmas Carol. The watercolour and gouache on ivory miniature was publicly exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844.

Portrait of Charles Dickens by Margaret Gillies

Portrait of Charles Dickens by Margaret Gilles, gouache and watercolour on ivory, 1843. DH773 © Charles Dickens Museum

Please Note: The Lost Portrait is not currently on display due to essential conservation processes. 

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