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Monday, December 10, 2012

"Winter Berries" By ~ Marcus Stone ~ 1840 - 1921.

Marcus often visited the Dickens household. In 1852 he drew a sketch from Bleak House, which he presented to the author. Dickens inscribed his thanks on a copy of his book A Child's History of England, writing "you have made an excellent sketch from a book of mine which I have received (and preserved) with great pleasure". His biographer, Pamela M. Fletcher, has pointed out: "While Stone had no formal artistic training he learned the trade in his father's studio." Marcus also attended life-drawing class held by established artists,