Charles Dickens Playing Sir Charles Coldstream

Augustus L. Egg


Oil on canvas

60 x 49 cm

Charles Dickens Museum, London. Accession number DH293

Gift 1948

According to ArtUK, “Charles Dickens was a keen amateur actor and formed a theatrical group together with the likes of Augustus Egg and Mark Lemon. Egg was a celebrated artist and painted this portrait of Dickens in the role of Sir Charles Coldstream in the production of ‘Used Up!’.

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