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Original drawings for Vanity fair by W.M. Thackeray : Amelia waiting, Studies of the Miss Osbornes.
f MS.1917.001
Collection Overview

Title:

Original drawings for Vanity fair by W.M. Thackeray: Amelia waiting, Studies of the Miss Osbornes
Original pen & ink drawing

Creator/Contributor:

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919

Creator/Contributor:

Austin, Samuel Henry, former owner.

Creator/Contributor:

Riviere & Son, binder.

Creator/Contributor:

Charles Sessler (Firm), bookseller.

Abstract:

A volume containing several of William Makepeace Thackeray's preparatory sketches for illustrations of his novel Vanity Fair, along with several related items. Thackeray's daughter Anne Thackeray Ritchie owned these drawings until 1913, when she sold them to the American book dealer Charles Sessler and the volume contains an autograph letter from Ritchie to Sessler about the drawings, as well as an autograph inscription by Ritchie detailing the drawings's provenance. Also in this volume are Ritchie's introduction to the 1897 biographical edition of the works of Thackeray and a printed page from Vanity fair, showing the final version of one of sketches included here.

Date:

[ca. 1845] (issued)

Subject:

Illustration of books -- 19th century
Thackeray, William Makepeace -- 1811-1863 -- Illustrations
England

Note:

Title from binder's title on cover.
Letter from Anne Ritchie to Charles Sessler, dated July 4, 1913 with original mailing envelope laid in on p. 15.
On p. 7-8, page 447-448 from a printed edition of Vanity fair, showing the illustration of Amelia waiting; original sketches and watercolor for the illustration mounted on p. 9, opposite.
On p. 11 and 13, pencil "Studies for Vanity Fair" with "Mrs Wynne as Miss Osborne."
Anne Ritchie's introduction to Harper's 1897 "Biographical Edition" of the Works of Thackeray mounted on p. 17.
Described in: Cowan & Clark. Library of William Andrews Clark, Jr.: Modern English literature, vol. II. p. 90-91.
Armorial bookplate of Samuel Henry Austin on front free endpaper.
Inscription on p. 5 by Anne Ritchie: "These drawings for Vanity fair by my father WM Thackeray have been in my possession since his death. Anne Ritchie."

Type:

Drawings (visual works)-England-19th century.

Physical Description:

[18] p., bound : 3 original drawings ; 32 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

f MS.1917.001

Origin:

England

Related Item:

Described in: Cowan & Clark. Library of William Andrews Clark, Jr.: Modern English literature, vol. II. p. 90-91.
Vanity Fair : Thackeray, William Makepeace, : 1811-1863