Lithograph, Portrait of Charles Dickens, 1867

Summary

Charles Dickens' American publisher offered this print for sale to the public as the famous English author arrived for his second visit to the United States. It was a reading tour, with Dickens reading aloud from his literary works. Dickens had a ready audience for this tour--from December 1867 to April 1868, he performed 76 readings, earning for himself the vast sum of £19,000.

Charles Dickens' American publisher offered this print for sale to the public as the famous English author arrived for his second visit to the United States. It was a reading tour, with Dickens reading aloud from his literary works. Dickens had a ready audience for this tour--from December 1867 to April 1868, he performed 76 readings, earning for himself the vast sum of £19,000.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1867

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.3.3723

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Dimensions

Height: 24 in

Width: 19 in

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