To mark the 150th Anniversary of Dickens’s death, the Museum has commissioned eight colourised portraits from black & white photographs in the Museum's collection by artist and photographer Oliver Clyde. These fine portraits celebrate the author’s legacy and bring Dickens to new, ‘technicolour’ life. You can see them on display until 25th April 2021 in our special exhibition, Technicolour Dickens: the Living Image of Charles Dickens.
Middle-aged, beardless Dickens wearing a large cravat
Oliver Clyde, 2020, colourised photograph, original image copy of daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet, undated.
250gsm silk paper print with a mountboard and backing board
Mount size 254 x 203mm (10 x 8")