Pen and Ink Drawings

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1852

GUSN

GUSN-26795

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

Descriptive Terms

caricatures
drawings (visual works)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Picture

Inscription

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)

Maker

Thackeray, William Makepiece (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

19 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Lowell Burnett

Accession Number

2001.145