Washington, Feb. 06: A full-size statue of Charles Dickens is all set to be erected in Portsmouth, the city of the author's birth.
The bronze image of the great writer, seated by a pile of books and shrouded in a theatrical drape is made by Martin Jennings, who is regarded as one of Britain's finest portrait sculptors, the Independent reported.
Despite the fact that the late author ordered that there must never be a statue of him in Britain, one will be unveiled in the Guildhall Square in Portsmouth on 6th Feb.
The statue's unveiling will involve a nine-year-old descendant of the author, Oliver Dickens, along with Esha Abedin, a pupil of the local Charles Dickens Primary School, and actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. (ANI)