Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Thackeray, William Makepeace
1811-1863
"In the August Procession which welcomed her Majesty to the first city of the universe it is needless to say what was the banner of the city & what was the Pole"
ca. 1837
Pen and brown ink on paper.
7 x 8 7/8 inches (178 x 225 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2135
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Artist's caption inscribed in ink below: In the August Procession wh welcomed her Majesty to the first city of the universe it is needless to say what was the banner of the city & what was the Pole; inscribed in pencil on mount at lower left, "Lambert Sale 728".

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Library of the late Major William H. Lambert of Philadelphia ... New York : Metropolitan Art Association, 1914. Part II: Thackerayana, p. 114, no. 728.
Dickens collection, Thackeray collection and other rare books and autographs from the library of Mr. Edwin W. Coggeshall of New York. New York : Anderson Galleries, 1916, p. 27, no. 126.

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Title from caption.

Summary: 

Cartoon shows Queen Victoria's coach in the state procession held on the day of her coronation, with a pole in front flying a banner reading, "Our Virgin Queen", and the foreground lined with spectators.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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