Chapter 8


Photograph

Reproduction of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm’s statuette of Thackeray, 1864. MS Eng 1650.

Plaster reproduction of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm’s statuette of Thackeray, 1864.

While visiting Paris in 1860, Thackeray sat for Boehm, who completed the statuette after Thackeray’s death. Boehm’s original piece is in the National Portrait Gallery; capitalizing on Thackeray’s popularity, many plaster copies were sold.
MS Eng 1650. Gift, Sally Fairchild, 1945.