Reproduction of a photograph taken by T. W. Tyrell, showing John Forster’s house at 58 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.  Forster was a close friend and confidant of Dickens, having read in manuscript or in proof almost all of Dickens’s major books.  Forster was the editor of “The Examiner” and published a number of biographies, including a Life of Dickens published in 1872-1874.