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William Makepeace Thackeray

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William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt; Joseph Durham, 1878, based on a work of 1864 -NPG 495a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after Joseph Durham
1878, based on a work of 1864
30 in. (762 mm) high
NPG 495a

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Incised on the back: J. Durham Fect/1864

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The difference in size between 495 and 495a is due to the shrinkage of the terra-cotta during baking.

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Commissioned by the trustees of the NPG in case of damage to the original.


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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