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Illustration of Mr Pickwick (in a 1911 book)
Creative Commons AttributionIllustration of Mr Pickwick (in a 1911 book) - Credit: author unknown/photographed by Sue Clark

Samuel Pickwick Esquire is the main character in Charles Dickens' first novel The Pickwick Papers.

In the novel, Mr Pickwick is depicted as a kind and wealthy old gentleman; in illustrations he is usually portrayed as plump, round-faced, clean-shaven and bespectacled.