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Pen and Ink Drawings

Description

Series of pen and ink drawings in gilt painted wood frame. Three images affixed to paper backing. Top: "5 of hearts" playing card drawn with ink into George Washington Middle: Paper embossed with "M" at top with faded drawings of hats (5 of them) Bottom: "2 of spades" playing card drawn with ink into Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette playing cribbage at a table by candlelight.

Details

Maker
Thackeray, William Makepiece (Artist)
Date
1852
Inscriptions
Top: "General George Washington/ in his favorite/ red waistcoat" Middle: "Capitals"; embossed "M" Identifying each hat: "___ Byles his hat" "his Ca_enders cap" "Everybody's cap" "his Thackerays ___ cap" "his Clough's elegant cap" Bottom: "Silhouettes of Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI playing cribbage/ hastily cut by Madame Campan(?) before the fatal 10 August." (Ink inscriptions)
"Drawings made by Wm Thackeray for Mabel Lowell on Atlantic crossing in 1852" (Ink inscription)
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
caricatures
drawings (visual works)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Picture
People and organizations
Antoinette, Marie
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Dimensions
19 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.145
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Lowell Burnett
GUSN
26795

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