Chapter 7


Thackeray, “The Amaneunsis,” ca. 1855. Private collection. Image may not be reproduced without permission.

Thackeray. “The Amanuensis.” Watercolor, ca. 1855.

Thackeray painted this portrait of Anny when she was about age 18, sitting in the study at 36 Onslow Square. He affectionately called her “a fat lump of pure gold - the kindest dearest creature as well as a wag of the first order.”

Private collection.