William Makepeace Thackeray

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William Makepeace Thackeray
1811-1863
Figures from Henry IV
Graphite on paper.
11 5/16 x 8 5/8 inches (287 x 219 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan.
2005.266
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Inscribed by artist in graphite on drawing, "Henry IV. From Rubens"; verso: inscribed in another hand on mount in graphite, "From 'Lord Bateman' vol."

Provenance: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan or J.P. Morgan, Jr. before 1924.
Notes: 

Copied after Rubens (?). According to an inscription on an old folder, these drawings were taken from a volume of Lord Bateman drawings. Original drawing for the ballad "The famous history of Lord Bateman," published in Harper's Magazine, December, 1892.

Associated names: 

Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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