Chapter 1


Thackeray, juvenile sketch in Blanche Paxton album on William Makepeace Thackeray, fHEW 8.6.2 (10).

Thackeray. Juvenile sketch. Pencil, undated.

From a young age, Thackeray displayed a talent for drawing. In this undated piece, Thackeray’s mother drew the house; the figures, perhaps members of his family, were drawn by Thackeray himself.

fHEW 8.6.2 (10).  In Blanche Paxton Album on William Makepeace Thackeray, Harry Elkins Widener Collection.