A marble bust of Charles Dickens
This large white reconstituted marble statue stands approx 16" tall. Dickens is wearing a waistcoat and jacket. The facial detail and detail of his hair and beard add interest to this piece. There is the wording CHARLES DICKENS – 1812 – 1870, under the figure. This is an imposing bust made of reconstituted marble.
Dickens was driven to achieve success from the days of his boyhood. With little formal education, he taught himself, worked furiously at everything he undertook and rocketed to fame as a writer in his mid-twenties. He continued to work assiduously to the end of his life. Besides making a prodigious contribution to English Literature as a writer of fiction, he edited a weekly journal for twenty years and became an accomplished performer of his own works.