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Collection of 12 photographs (including 1 photogravure) of Charles Dickens, chiefly from the 1860s.

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Collection of 12 photographs (including 1 photogravure) of Charles Dickens, chiefly from the 1860s.
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[New York ; London : various publishers, 186-]

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1 binder (12 photographs) : b&w; size varies.
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  • No. 12: Apparently, the firm of Gurney & Son was granted exclusive rights by Dickens to photograph him during his second visit to the United States in the winter of 1867-1868. He sat for them on December 9 and 10, 1867, and was photographed in twelve different poses. At the conclusion of the long sessions, Dickens vowed never again to allow his photograph to be taken. George Rockwood was given the negative(s) for republication. Rockwood is usually credited with introducing the carte-de-visite to America.
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Berg Coll m.b. Dickens ZP8 C65 1860
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768429295
Title
Collection of 12 photographs (including 1 photogravure) of Charles Dickens, chiefly from the 1860s.
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[New York ; London : various publishers, 186-]
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Summary
Collection consists of the following 12 photographs: No. 1: Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, 1867, reprinted 1895, albumen print cabinet card, full-length portrait of Charles Dickens, seated at desk and writing, 10.6 x 16.3 cm., with studio's heraldic mark stamped on verso; Digital Data: Digital ID 483499, Record ID 300855. No. 2: Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, 1867, reprinted 1895, albumen print cabinet card, full-length portrait of Charles Dickens, standing at desk, clasping book in both hands, 10.6 x 16.3 cm., printed on verso: "Carte Imperiale by J. Gurney & Son. 707 Broadway, N.Y.," and in black pen on verso: "From the Thomas Nash Collection," and in pencil on verso, "Remove from Gads Hill gazette. August 5, 1856. Reprint London 1895," with a variety of sketches hand drawn by Nash in pencil on verso, including two figures of woman in profile, and skull; Digital Data: Digital ID 483500, Record ID 301317. No. 3: Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, 1867, reprinted 1895, albumen print carte de visite, half-length portrait of Charles Dickens, right profile, printed at bottom "Charles Dickens," 6.2 x 10.5 cm., with studio's heraldic mark stamped on verso; Digital data: Digital ID: 483498, Record ID: 300854. No. 4: Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, 1867, reprinted 1895, albumen print carte de visite, three-quarter length portrait of Charles Dickens in "Eastern" robe and hand resting on back of chair, 6.2 x 10.5 cm., studio's heraldic mark printed on verso; Digital Data: Digital ID: 483497, Record ID: 300851. No. 5. Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, [1868], photogravure, oval shaped, bust portrait of Charles Dickens, matted, interior print 10.7 x 13.3 cm.; in pencil on verso: "Removed from: Dickens. A.N.S. to Rebecca S. Nichols. Cincinnati, April 19, 1842. 1p."; and "Gurney, N.Y., 1868"; Digital Data: Digital ID 483496, Record ID 3005. No. 6. Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, [1868], albumen print carte de visite, bust portrait of Charles Dickens, left-hand profile, head leaning on right hand, 10 x 6 cm., "Charles Dickens" printed below image; Digital Data: Digital ID: 483493, Record ID: 300562. No. 7: Gurney & Son studio, photographer. New York, [1868], albumen print carte de visite, bust portrait of Charles Dickens, left-hand profile, head leaning on right hand, 10 x 6 cm., "Charles Dickens" printed below image; diagonally trimmed at top right corner; Digital Data: Digital ID: 483494, Record ID: 300565. No. 8: Unidentified photographer. [London, 1840?], albumen print, Dickens seated with left hand resting on table, looking to his right; removed from Charles Dickens a.l.s. to D. Maclise, Sept. 2, 1840, 4.5 x 3.6 cm.; Digital Data: Digital ID: 483495, Record ID: 300568. No. 9: Mason & Co. studio, photographer. London, [ca. 1865], albumen print carte de visite portrait of Charles Dickens seated in desk chair (on permanent display in the Berg Collection reading room), three-quarters view, hands folded, dressed in evening wear, 10.5 x 6.2 cm., logo of Mason & Co. printed on verso. No. 10: Unidentified photographer. [London, ca. 1865], albumen print carte de visite bust portrait of Charles Dickens, dressed in evening wear, 10.5 x 6.2 cm. No. 11. Herbert Watkins, photographer. [London, 1858?], Albumen print carte de visite of Charles Dickens dressed in long jacket and dark cravat, seated at desk, showing right profile, with quill in right hand, and behind him a painted studio backdrop of bookshelves filled with books, 10.5 x 6.2 cm.; date of photograph suggested by dealer. No. 12. Gurney & Son, photographer, republished by George Rockwood (17 Union Square West) from negative. New York, [1867], albumen print of Charles Dickens, head and shoulders, in dark jacket and matching cravat, 16.5 x 10.9 cm.
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Watkins, Herbert, 1828- Photographer
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911. Publisher
J. Gurney & Son. Photographer
Research Call Number
Berg Coll m.b. Dickens ZP8 C65 1860
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