Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Thackeray, William Makepeace
1811-1863
Medieval Execution Scene
between 1834 and 1837
Watercolor and graphite on paper.
13 x 9 11/16 inches (332 x 245 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2244
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Attribution based on Gordon Ray inventory.
Title supplied by cataloger.

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Drawing shows a prince addressing a prisoner before a gallows, with citizens and towers in the background; possibly intended as an illustration of Quasimodo and Louis XI. With several small pencil sketches added in the upper and lower borders.

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

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