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Auction: Dickens daguerreotypes / 17 December 2020

Two daguerreotypes of Charles Dickens and his wife, Catherine, by the London photographer J. J. E. Mayall, are being offered at auction on 17 December 2020. Both are dated c.1853-55 and are estimated £50,000-70,000 and £10,000-20,000 respectively.

Dickens was regularly photographed by Mayall and he wrote about his experiences in his publication Household Words in 1853 (vol. vii, no. 156, 19 March 1853).

See: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26015/lot/40/?category=list

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26015/lot/41/?category=list

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Comment by michael g. jacob on November 23, 2020 at 8:17

Fond memories of Mister Cloney at Portobello Road! Who would ever have guessed? 

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