Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Thackeray, William Makepeace
1811-1863
"Hobbledehoy Boy": Portrait of Thackeray as a Boy
Graphite on paper.
11 x 8 1/4 inches (279 x 210 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan.
2005.174
Inscription: 

Inscribed by artist in graphite on drawing, "William Thackeray 18[-]0"; inscribed by artist in brown ink at top, "Hobbledehoy Boy"; verso: in another hand in graphite at middle "Ms[--]".

Provenance: 
Gift of the artist to the Fairholt family (according to a letter from Ernest Dressel North to Pierpont Morgan); Ernest Dressel North, New York; from whom purchased in 1907 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York.
Notes: 

See letter in Morgan Archives (Early Business Correspondence): North, Ernest Dressel. Letter signed: to Pierpont Morgan, 1907 Jan. 23, offering twelve Thackeray drawings.

Associated names: 

Fairholt family, former owner.
North, Ernest Dressel, 1858-1945, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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