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Special Display at The Huguenot Museum
April 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
DUE TO EVOLVING SITUATION WITH COVID-19, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE MUSEUM THAT THIS EVENT IS STILL RUNNING. CALL 01634 789347.
A display of drawings and prints by artist Phiz, who worked with Dickens and other authors to bring stories to life.
Hablot Knight Browne was better known as ‘Phiz’, a people and organisations English illustrator, etcher and painter but best known as the illustrator of the novels of Charles Dickens. He helped Dickens create some of his most memorable characters, from Sam Weller to David Copperfield and illustrated key novels over 23 years. Phiz was a descendant of the Huguenots who anglicised their name to Browne early in the 18th century.
Browne was continually employed by publishers until 1867 when he suffered an illness that caused a degree of paralysis. In 1878 he was awarded an annuity by the Royal Academy. His health gradually worsened and he died on 8th July 1882.
The Huguenot Museum is located at 95 Rochester High Street ME1 1LX. The Museum is closed Sunday to Tuesday and opens Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm (last entrance is 4.15 pm). Bank Holiday Monday it opens 10 am to 4 pm (last entrance 3.15 pm).