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Lot #6086
Charles Dickens Signed Carte-de-Visite Photograph ("Christmas 1863")

Rare carte-de-visite portrait signed by Charles Dickens for "Christmas 1863"

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Rare carte-de-visite portrait signed by Charles Dickens for "Christmas 1863"

Magnificent 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of the author with his head turned to the left, by John & Charles Watkins of London, beautifully signed and dated in blue ink, "Charles Dickens, Christmas 1863." In fine condition, with a tiny tear to the top edge of the image. Signed photographs of Dickens are of the utmost rarity; this is a superior example, especially considering Dickens's fame for his Christmas stories.

Consignor notes that this originates from the collection of Dr. James Sheridan Muspratt (1821-1871), Irish-born research chemist and teacher, who lived in Liverpool and organized a visit to the city by Dickens's amateur theatre company in 1847.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: #682 - Ended June 20, 2024

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