Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Thackeray, William Makepeace
1811-1863
Hopkins as Alonzo
Brown ink on paper.
7 1/16 x 4 5/8 inches (179 x 117 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan.
2005.241c
Inscription: 

Inscribed by artist in brown ink below drawing, "Hopkins as Alonzo in the Orphan of Valencia"/ " 'Sleep, Irez, sleep, and dream of your Alonzo' Act 1. Scene XV"; verso: inscribed in graphite at bottom of mount, "Given to Mrs. E. M. Fitzgerald by Thackeray." Blind stamp at upper left "Super Fine Satin."

Provenance: 
Mrs. Edward Marlborough Fitzgerald, by descent to her son; from whom acquired in 1887 by J. Pearson & Co, London; Augustin Daly, New York, (July 20, 1838 - June 7, 1899) who incorporated the drawing into a volume with the Brookfield Correspondence, his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 19 March, 1900, lot 3403; from which acquired by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York.
Notes: 

One of three drawings.

Associated names: 

Fitzgerald, Edward Marlborough, Mrs., former owner.
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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