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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), Novelist

Sitter in 42 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Novelist; contributed to a variety of newspapers and journals, including Punch, with his own illustrations; First achieved success with Vanity Fair, 1847-8, after an early career as a journalist; Pendennis and The Newcomes confirmed his status as a major novelist.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after James Deville
plaster cast of bust, (1824-1825)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Elkington & Co, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after James Deville
electrotype of bust, 1881 (1824-1825)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Frank Stone
oil on canvas, circa 1839
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Daniel Maclise
pencil, circa 1840
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and ink and wash, 1857
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1864 (1862)
NPG 725

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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Domenico Brucciani
plaster cast of death-mask (and right hand)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Joseph Durham
plaster cast of bust, 1864
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after Joseph Durham
terracotta cast of bust, 1878 (1864)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of statuette, 1864
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Nevill Northey Burnard
marble bust, circa 1867
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Charlet & Jacotin
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by and after Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1863)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1863)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Barraud & Jerrard, after Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s (circa 1863)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by H.W. Smith
line and stipple engraving, circa 1850
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William Makepeace Thackeray

after Samuel Lawrence
etching, (1852)
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Francis Holl, after Samuel Laurence
stipple engraving, published 1853
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, early 20th century
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen print, early 1860s
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Ernest Edwards, published by Lovell Reeve & Co
albumen print, published 1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

after Ernest Edwards
albumen print, circa 1863
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Unknown artist
watercolour with white bodycolour
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