Millais drawing of Charles Dickens after death

Upon the death of Charles Dickens in 1870, the artist John Everett Millais traveled to Gad’s Hill Place to make a sketch of the novelist in state.   In The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, the artist’s son states that while he only intended to make a slight outline drawing, he was overcome…
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Kate Dickens Perugini

  Kate Dickens Perugini, daughter of Charles Dickens, served as the model for The Black Brunswicker .  The Lady Lever Art Gallery has an extended study of this painting online. Kate, one of the ten children of Dickens, married Pre-Raphaelite artist Charles Allston Collins.  Collins’ brother, Wilkie Collins, was the author of The Moonstone and The…
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