Lot 4013: William Makepeace Thackeray

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:31:02

Lot 4013: Rare original pen and ink sketches of two holiday scenes on an off-white 4.25 x 3.25 sheet, with one depicting several children gathered around a chair, and the other showing a family opening gifts on Christmas morning. Thackeray adds a title below each sketch, "Placing the stockings for Santa Claus" and "Xmas presents." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 9.5 8.75. In fine condition. Prior to his becoming a journalist, Thackeray tried his hand at painting while residing for a brief time in Paris. Despite his eventual career change, he maintained his artistic passions and illustrated several of his own novels and Christmas stories. RR Auction's Mario Puzo Archive And Literary Rarities Auction 470 Thursday, 18th February 2016 Estimate: $2000-3000
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