After his greatest human panorama showing Paddington railway station, he painted two moralising series, similar to those of Hogarth.
The quintessential Victorian painter. His grand social panoramas include Ramsgate Sands and The Derby Day, shown here.
From its publication just before Christmas in 1843, Dickens’ story has been hugely popular and extensively illustrated. One set by Arthur Rackham is unquestionably fine art.
A protégé of Frederic, Lord Leighton, he joined Dickens’ circle and in 1874 married Kate, Dickens’ youngest daughter.
Two painters: one married Charles Dickens’ daughter and stopped painting, the other became a prolific illustrator, including books by Dickens’ grand-daughter. The Victorian Web at work.
1882 was a remarkably productive year for him, with a succession of major works, including landscapes, and Naturalist paintings which were dominant long after his death.
A sailor for over 7 years, he knew the sea. He then became a highly successful painter of scenery and panoramas. See his superb painting of St Michael’s Mount.
Why did no artist paint stories from Dickens and the other popular writers of the nineteenth century?
Celebrating the bicentenaries of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew with a couple of concordance tools.