Chapter 5


Thackeray’s original drawing for Pendennis: “A Recognition.” fMS Eng 951.21.

Thackeray. Original drawing for Pendennis: “A Recognition.” Ink and pencil, undated.

Thackeray illustrated Pendennis himself, which, like Vanity Fair, included both full-page illustrations and illustrated initials at the beginning of each chapter. This illustration to a scene in the penultimate part is reminiscent of the drawing in Thackeray’s 1832 letter to his cousin James Carmichael-Smyth.

fMS Eng 951.21. Gift of Herbert L. Carlebach, 1946.