William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (Vienna 1834 - London 1890)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
Watercolour on canvas
1385 x 790 mm
Place of origin
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Clevedon Court, North Somerset (Accredited Museum)
The Vanity Fair novelist William Makepeace Thackeray was a close friend of the 6th Baronet’s daughter, Jane. She was the model for several of Thackeray’s heroines.
Watercolour on canvas, William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (Vienna 1834 - London 1890). A full-length portrait, a study for a statuette.
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Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (Vienna 1834 - London 1890), artist
Clevedon Court [The National Trust] revised 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, p.27: "At the top of the stair hangs a remarkable full-length cartoon of William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R.A., lega set firmly apart, hands in grouser pockets, frock coat thrown back, with his chin jutting forward under a head of thick white hair. It is a study for a bronze statuette of which one example is in the National Portrait Gallery and another in the Garrick Club. Beyond him the passage leads past the so-called Thackeray room, where there are portraits of Thackeray, Jane Octavia Brookfield and the Hallam family, through a 14th century arch, to the landing outside the State Bedroom."