THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863. Pen and ink on paper, 7 x 10 ¼ in, 3-panel illustration titled "Good Queen Bess,"
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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863.
Pen and ink on paper, 7 x 10 ¼ in, 3-panel illustration titled "Good Queen Bess,"
Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863.
Pen and ink on paper, 7 x 10 ¼ in, 3-panel illustration titled "Good Queen Bess," n.p., n.d., page toned, abrasion with small loss at lower left corner, ink mildly faded, matted and framed.

This light-hearted cartoon by Thackeray depicts a falconer's boy, a maid eating, and a caricature of Queen Elizabeth I, each with accompanying poems. Originally created for a projected "Christmas-book of historical verses and drawings," this drawing was published posthumously by Thackeray's daughter, Anne Isabelle Thackeray, in The Orphan of Pimlico (1876), a collection of Thackeray's sketches.
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