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Bust of Dickens

Bust of Dickens


This is a cast of the sculpture Henry Dexter created during Dickens’s first visit to America in 1842. According to Dickens’s secretary, “While Mr. Dickens ate his breakfast, read his letters, and dictated his answers, Dexter was watching with the utmost earnestness . . . “

Henry Dexter. Plaster cast from marble original. 1842. Photo by Will Brown. Rare Book Department

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