Mark Brown: The Guardian

A 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.” …Read More

Pictured: Charles Dickens by Margaret Gillies will be displayed at Philip Mould & Company in London. Photograph: Philip Mould & Company