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Charles Dickens relief Charles Dickens relief

Relief: Charles Dickens relief

Erection date: 1960

Inscription

{On a plaque above the relief:}
While living in a house on this site Charles Dickens wrote six of his principal works. Characters from which appear in this sculptured panel.

{In the top right corner of the relief:}
Estcourt J Clack FRBS, 1960.

The characters represented in the mural are, left to right, top line: Scrooge, (the head with the door knocker represents Marley's ghost) Barnaby Rudge, Little Nell and Granddad, middle line: Dombey and daughter, Mrs. Gamp, bottom line: David Copperfield, Mr. Micawber. And the large head is Dickens's own. Thanks to Margaret Beer for the identifications.

Site: Charles Dickens relief (1 memorial)

NW1, Marylebone Road, Ferguson House, 15

Dickens lived in 1 Devonshire Terrace, the house on this site, 1839 - 1851. In the late 50s it was demolished and replaced with this office block, incorporating this sculpture in memory of Dickens and all the characters he created here. The keystone from Dickens home here is held at the Dickens Museum. Also see Ornamental Passions.

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David Copperfield

One of Charles Dickens characters from David Copperfield (1850).

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Dombey and son

Two of Charles Dickens characters from Dombey and Son (1848).

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Mrs. Gamp

One of Charles Dickens' characters from Martin Chuzzlewit.

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Little Nell and Granddad

Two of Charles Dickens characters from The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1). Osca...

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Marley's ghost

One of Charles Dickens characters from A Christmas Carol (1843).

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Estcourt J. Clack

Member of the Royal Academy (known as Jim), a noted sculptor, especially in w...

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