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Image number
DHM3071349
Title
A posthumous portrait of Dickens and his characters; Dickens's Dream, 1875 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Buss, Robert William (1804-75) / English
Location
Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1875 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
70x89 cms
Description
This painting by Robert William Buss, an enthusiastic admirer of Charles Dickens's writings, was painted five years after the author's death. The posthumous painting of Dickens celebrates his vivid imagination and illustrates characters from all his books, spanning Pickwick to Edwin Drood, surrounding Dickens in his library at Gad's Hill. The setting was modelled on Luke Filde's 'Empty Chair', and the figure of Dickens was copied from a well-known photograph by John Watkins (from 1863).
Photo credit
© Charles Dickens Museum / © Charles Dickens Museum, London / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ dream / study / British / Victorian / literature / characters / english / dickens / Dickensian / charles dickens / Painting / Mzpainting
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