William Makepeace Thackeray

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William Makepeace Thackeray
1811-1863
"A Substitute for the Seaside; or Smithfield for A Change". Verso: graphite sketch of woman
Black ink and graphite on paper.
10 11/16 x 8 1/16 inches (272 x 205 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan.
2005.247
Inscription: 

Printed at bottom, "A substitute for the Seaside; Or, Smithfield for a Change." Caption: "Oh! How delicious the Drains are this morning --."

Provenance: 
Gift of the artist to Jane Octavia Brookfield (1821-1896); from whom acquired in 1887 by J. Pearson & Co., London; Augustin Daly, (July 20, 1838 - June 7, 1899), New York, his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 19 March, 1900, lot 3403; from which acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York.
Notes: 

See letter in Morgan Archives (Early Business Correspondence): J. Pearson & Co. Autograph letter signed: Wheeler to Pierpont Morgan, 1902 June 23, sending him material concerning Thackeray-Brookfield correspondence when bought by Augustin Daly.

Associated names: 

Brookfield, Jane Octavia, 1821-1896, former owner.
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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