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1872 Wood Engraving Mary Ancel William Makepeace Thackeray Love Romance XGCA9

1872 Wood Engraving Mary Ancel William Makepeace Thackeray Love Romance XGCA9

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This is an original 1872 black and white wood engraving of a sketch by English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) which accompanies the story of the fair Mary Ancel, a maiden from Alsace-Lorraine, France. The youth embracing her in the illustration was her cousin, they were extremely fond on one another. The man about to smack him is her father, Edward. Although their love was requited, they never married, as circumstance saw it fit to send them in different directions.

CONDITION

This 139+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No Surface Rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 6 inches; 11 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Thackeray, William Makepeace.

Keywords specific to this image: costume, kiss, couple, courtship

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