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Lost portrait of Charles Dickens turns up at auction in South Africa

Margaret Gillies’ 1843 work, found among trinkets, depicts author as young literary starA portrait of a young and handsome Charles Dickens that was lost for 174 years has been discovered in a tray of trinkets at an auction in South Africa.The discovery is one of the most remarkable finds of recent memory. The art dealer Philip Mould, who was instrumental in its identification, said: “I’ve spent a career specialising in British art and this ranks among the most exciting things we have ever discovered. It is the lost portrait.” Continue reading...

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