The New York Public Library, Berg Collection of
English and American Literature
Not the Apollo Belvedere.
This portrait of Dickens was engraved by Edward Stodart after the somber portrait photograph by John and Charles Watkins dating from 1861. In a biography of Dickens published shortly after his death in 1870, G.B. Sala wrote: "The photographic portraits of Charles Dickens form a legion; and the more recent ones give a life-like resemblance of him as he seemed to the present generation--a bronzed, weatherworn, hardy man, with somewhat of a seaman's air about him."