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William Makepeace Thackeray

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Edwin Landseer
4 5/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (117 mm x 98 mm)
NPG 3925

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Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the back of the original backboard: Mr Thackeray sketched at/South Bank by Sir Edwin Landseer/in 1857/F. G. [Francis Grant]

Provenanceback to top

Sir Francis Grant; by descent to his granddaughter, the Hon Mrs Walsh; sold Christie's, 28 January 1955 (lot 4), bought Colnaghi, and purchased from them, 1955.

Exhibitionsback to top

Landseer Exhibition, RA, 1961 (100).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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