Lost portrait of Charles Dickens to be displayed at writer’s former home

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Miniature to go on show as part of effort to raise £180,000 needed to buy it

The lost portrait of Charles Dickens, which was recently rediscovered after 130 years, is to go on display in his home in April.

The painting by Margaret Gillies will be shown from 2-7 April in the Charles Dickens Museum in west London, where the novelist wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby, completed The Pickwick Papers and began Barnaby Rudge.

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