British School

British School
20th century
W.M. Thackeray's Last Visit To the Reform Club. December 21st 1863
Pen and black ink and watercolor over graphite, on poster board.
10 1/16 x 10 5/16 inches (278 x 263 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2451
Inscription: 

Caption title at foot of drawing: W.M. Thackeray's Last Visit To the Reform Club. December 21st 1863; a label at upper left reads "31".

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

A second drawing of Thackeray's face has been executed on a separate piece of paper and pasted over the original.
Signature at lower right, almost entirely scratched out and illegible: E.C. J[...].
Title from item.

Summary: 

Drawing shows Thackeray seated at a library table with his back to a window, writing with an inkpot and quill; bookshelves cover much of the wall behind him.

Associated names: 

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

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