English or American
Steel engraving of author Charles Dickens, c.1863-1900s
Based on a John & Charles Watkins [1836-1882] Carte-de-visite photograph from September, 1863 (original at the National Portrait Gallery in London)
Print on paper
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
The English portrait photographers, the brother team of John Watkins (1823-1874) and Octavius Charles Watkins (1836-1882) took the original photo that this engraving is based on. The original photograph was taken when Charles Dickens was 51 years old. The etching is based on the photograph and was printed between 1863-1900s. Engraving plate marks appear at the edges.