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.
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
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.
 p., bound : 3 original drawings ; 32 cm.