Chapter 1


George Chinnery, portrait of the Thackeray family, ca. 1813-4. Private collection. Image may not be reproduced without permission.

George Chinnery. Drawing of William Makepeace, Anne Becher, and Richmond Thackeray. Colored pencil, ca. 1813-4

British artist George Chinnery captured the young Thackeray family in Calcutta when their son, William, was just three years old. (He positioned the toddler on a pile of books.)

Private collection.