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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Charles Dickens relief

Subjects commemorated i

1 Devonshire Terrace

Charles Dickens lived here with his family, 1839-51. They had moved here from...

Read More

David Copperfield

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

Read More

Dombey and son

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

Read More

Mrs Gamp

One of Charles Dickens' characters from Martin Chuzzlewit.

Read More

Little Nell and Granddad

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

Read More

Show all 10

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Charles Dickens relief

Created by i

Estcourt J. Clack

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

Read More

Nearby Memorials

William Prangnell

William Prangnell

SW6, Fulham Road, Goat in Boots, 333

The date, 1887, is repeated at least twice more on the building.

2 subjects commemorated
Infants Hospital - baby 2

Infants Hospital - baby 2

SW1, Udall Street

The two be-wreathed babies are on the building on the south-east side of the street, which was the 1914 nurses home; the others on the, p...

Sun Fire Office

Sun Fire Office

EC3, Cornhill

Around the top are some delightful reliefs in iron of the badges of early fire insurance companies: Sun, Phoenix, London and Royal Exchan...

1 subject commemorated
CI - 5 - Drapers

CI - 5 - Drapers

EC3, Cornhill, 32

The carved doors are at the right of the building, behind the cyclist in our picture.  According to Esoteric London these panels, listed ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Faraday on the ICI building entrance doors

Faraday on the ICI building entrance doors

SW1, Millbank, 9, Imperial Chemical House

These doors are in the centre of the river frontage of the building. Mapping of sculpture alerted us to this memorial: "The ground floor...

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator