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1872 Wood Engraving Poinsinet William Makepeace Tackeray Coward French XGCA9

1872 Wood Engraving Poinsinet William Makepeace Tackeray Coward French 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) entitled "Poinsinet in Disguise." Poinsinet was a short, proud, and foolish man. He was so annoying that his friends regularly played cruel tricks on him, such as getting him to believe he killed a man, hiring a magician to make Poinsinet believe he had become invisible (which was a huge hit at parties), and generally making a huge fool of him. Not that he really realized it. Here, in disguise, one can only assume that his friends were yet again exploiting him in some way or another for their own amusement.

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 7 inches; 11 x 18 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: French, clothing, era

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