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Collection of 13 photomechanical reproductions of photographic, engraved, and painted portraits of Charles Dickens

Collection Data

Collection includes the following 13 pictures: No. 1. L. Wells, engraver. Photomechanical reproduction of three-quarter length engraved portrait of Charles Dickens, right profile, seated at desk, writing with quill in right hand, with Charles Dickens's "Yours very truly" and signature below image, after photograph by Herbert Watkins (London). [London]: Butterworth and Heath, [ca. 1860]. 19.5 x 14.4 cm. No. 2. "S.O.R.," artist. Photomechanical reproduction of pencil drawing of bust of Charles Dickens in late middle age, left profile, with facsimile of Dickens's signature below image, with his birth and death dates and credit line for The Dickens Fellowship of New York. [New York]: The Dickens Fellowship of New York, [1941]. 18.5 x 13.5 cm. No. 3. Accompanies no. 2: Edith H. Smith[?]. A.l.s. on note card to John Gordon (first Curator of the Berg Collection, Jan. 15, 1942, stating that the artist (S.O.R.), who suffers from sleeping sickness and has an unsteady hand, is a member of the DFNY. No. 4. Times Wide World Photo. Newspaper clipping with rotary photogravure reproduction of photograph of Charles Dickens's son Henry Fielding Dickens (1849-1933) seated in barrister's gown and wig near the time of his 78th birthday. [New York: New York Times, ca. 1927]. 14.8 x 14.3 cm. No. 5. Times Wide World Photo. Newspaper clipping with rotary photogravure reproduction of photograph of Charles Dickens's son, Sir Charles "Charley" [Culliford Boz] Dickens (1837-1896), and his wife, Lady Dickens (née Bessie Evans). Caption: "The Son Of The Great Novelist Of The Victorian Days: Sir Charles Dickens And Lady Dickens, Who Recently Celebrated Their Golden Wedding in England." [New York: New York Times, ca. 1927]. 18.1 x 10.5 cm. Removed from Gad. Hill Gazette set 1. No. 6. Augustus Leopold Egg (1816-1863). Unknown engraver. Photomechanical reproduction of engraving depicting Charles Dickens in the role of Sir Charles Coldstream, in the farce "Used Up," adapted from the French by the Irish playwright and actor Dion Boucicault, 1850. ["Wrongly suspected of murder, Sir Charles disguises himself as a ploughboy and is protected by the farmer's daughter Mary. Their love for each other gives him a purpose in life, hitherto lacking."--The Charles Dickens Museum]. [London, ca. 1880]? 13.3 x 9.4 cm. No. 7. Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), artist; National Portrait Gallery, photographer. Gelatin silver print of full-length oil portrait of Charles Dickens seated at desk, head turned to his right; handwritten on verso: "To Dr. A.A. Berg from B.S.O." Removed from: Playbill for Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Amateur performance ... May 17, 1848. 18.7 x 14.7 cm. No. 8. H. K. Browne ("Phiz"), artist. Albumen print of oil painting of bust, left profile, of Mary Scott Hogarth (1819-1837), sister-in-law of Charles Dickens, trimmed around edges and affixed to paper mount. Removed from: Charles Dickens. A.l.s. to William Harrison Ainsworth, Hampstead, May 17, 1839, 3 p. Reproduction fragment of church license affixed to back of mount: "Charles John Huffman Dickens of Furnivals Inn, in this county, Bachelor and Catherine Thomson Hogarth of this Parish were married in this Church by License with consent of [...]." 9 x 7 cm. (image). No 9. ABV[?], engraver. "A Recollection. Dickens and Fechter." Negative photocopy of wood engraving depicting Charles Dickens, with cigar in mouth, and the Anglo-French actor Charles Albert Fechter (1824-1879), with cigar in left hand, walking down street side by side. In 1868, Fechter appeared at London's Adelphi Theatre as Obenreizer in Dickens's and Wilkie Collins's "No Thoroughfare." 21.1 x 15.2 cm. Removed from Ford Madox Ford. A Man Could Stand Up (London and New York, 1926). No. 10. Samuel Laurence, artist. Albumen print by unidentified photographer of chalk drawing of bust of Charles Dickens, dated 1838, facing his left, mounted on board which is affixed to paper. [London?, n.d.]. 24.5 x 17.2 cm. (image). Removed from Charles Dickens. A.l.s. to John Pritt Harley. London, December 1836. No. 11. Unidentified reproduction publisher. Photogravure reproduction of photograph portrait of Charles Dickens by John and Charles Watkins (London, ca. 1865), in which Dickens is sitting in upholstered chair, with cane resting on floor and inside of left knee, his left hand atop it, caption (cut out and affixed below image) reading: "Charles Dickens, 1812-1870 / One of the Last Photographs for Which the Novelist Posed, and Noteworthy Because it Supplied the Head from Which the Engraving Was Made for 'Edwin Drood.'" [London, 1865 or later]. Affixed to heavy card. 15.4 x 12 cm. No. 12. Mathew Brady (1823-1896), photographer. Halftone print reproduction of photograph by Mathew Brady of Charles Dickens, seated in three-quarter length view, upholstered chair oriented to Dickens's right side, his head turned slightly to his left, holding white gloves or piece of paper in his left hand. [London]: Dux Engraving Co. Ltd. for The Bookman, 1910. Supplement to November issue, reproduction affixed to thick brown paper, "Charles Dickens" printed in white beneath image; bottom left corner, in white typeface: "From a hitherto unpublished photograph in the possession of B.W. Matz." No. 13. Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), artist. Collotype of a reproduction of oil portrait bust of Charles Dickens dated 1855 on the painting (Paris, November 1855), Dickens in three-quarter view, wearing high white collar and black cravat, looking to his left, within oval. [London?, n.d.]. 18.8 x 15.3 cm. (image).
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 (Photographer)
Egg, Augustus Leopold, 1816-1863 (Artist)
Laurence, Samuel, 1812-1884 (Artist)
Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870 (Artist)
Scheffer, Ary, 1795-1858 (Artist)
Watkins, Charles (Photographer)
Watkins, Herbert, 1828-1916 (Photographer)
Watkins, John, 1823-1874 (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1860 - 1941
Place: Various places
Publisher: various publishers
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll m.b. Dickens ZP8 R47 1860
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Dickens, Charles, 1837-1896
Dickens, Elizabeth Matilda Moule, 1839-1907
Sir, Dickens, Henry F.(Henry Fielding), 1849-1933
Fechter, Charles, 1824-1879
Hogarth, Mary Scott, 1819-1837
Acquisition: Unknown; Unknown; Unknown, but varies; 008056
Physical Description
Extent: 13 pictures : format varies, b&w ; size varies
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 768230087
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19432972
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 27903d00-5a41-0137-f372-041b57d8fd98
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