Thackeray portrait paperweight.

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Thackeray portrait paperweight.
Graphite on paper mounted between slabs of glass.
92 x 75 x 30 mm
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1773
Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Inscription: 
Drawing inscribed in ink with initials "WMT" and dated 1861.
Summary: 

Original portrait drawing on paper of William Makepeace Thackeray, showing his, head and shoulders, facing 3/4 to the right, the drawing sandwiched between two square blocks of glass by an unidentified former owner, probably assembled some time in the early 20th century, and cemented together with adhesive to form what appears to be a clear glass paperweight.

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