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My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey
My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey To Her Grace the Dutchess of Hamilton and Brandon, This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated, by Her Graces most obedient humble servant, W. Dickinson
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t Engraved by F. Bartolozzi
London, Publish'd Feb.y 10th 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street
Stipple, sheet 410 x 365mm (16 x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; small stain on right.
Illustration to 'Aud Robin Grey', a Scots ballad in which a young woman is compelled by her parents to marry an old man, Robin Grey, who promises to support her and her parents, even though she is in love with another man. Stipple engraving after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Tim Clayton).
Calabi & De Vesme 1404 iii/iii
[Ref: 45439]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Beauty and Beast
Beauty and Beast
H.Bunbury Esq Delin.
London, Publish'd June 1st 1790 by W.Dickinson Engraver, Bond Street.
Stipple. 180 x 235mm.
[Ref: 1006]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Bergere de la Bourgogne
Bergere de la Bourgogne
H.W.Bunbury del. J.Bretheron f.
Published as the Act directs 2d Feb 1773. By J.Bretherton No 134 New Bond Street.
Engraving, platemark 270 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Glued to backing sheet.
[Ref: 1007]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Billiards.
Billiards.
Mr.Bunbury del. Js.Bretherton f.
Published 27th Jan. 1781.
Engraving. 280 x 406mm. 11 x 16".
BM: 5913.
[Ref: 14195]   £320.00  
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Billiards.
Billiards.
H.Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
London, Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780 by Watson & Dickinson, No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in brown. 290 x 377mm. 11½ x 14¾" Trimmed to platemark and laid on separate sheet.
'The chief point of interest about this caricature is the use of the leather-tipped cue, which must just have been invented, replacing the 'spoon', a row of which stands in a rack against the wall. 'Henry William Bunbury was a brother of Sir Charles Bunbury, the well-known sportsman, who won the first Derby in 1780 with Diomed and was again successful in 1801 and 1813' (Wilder).
BM: 5803; see F.L. Wilder, 'English Sporting Prints', pp.190-1.
[Ref: 14196]   £640.00  
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The Billiard Players.
The Billiard Players.
Drawn by Cawse from the Original by Bunbury. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London Pub: by Rodwell & Martin. New Bond St.t April 1824.
Very scarce lithograph. Sheet size: 315 x 390mm (12¾ x 15¼"). Repaired tear in lower edge below printed area. Large repaired tear to top edge. Damaged.
[Ref: 38699]   £280.00  
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Billiards.
Billiards.
H.Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
London, Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780 by Watson & Dickinson, No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in brown, platemark 300 x 395mm (11¾ x 15½") Large margins.
Caricature of a billiards game by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811). After taking the grand tour from 1769, Bunbury made his name with a flood of works poking fun at foreigners, particularly the French (Horace Walpole, an avid collector of his works, hailed him as a 'second Hogarth'). He subsequently expanded his range into fanciful and sentimental subjects popularised by artists such as Wheatley and Morland, illustrations of literary works, and sporting subjects (his brother was a noted horse-racing administrator). While he reputation long languished besides that of Rowlandson and Gillray (both of whom engraved his work), Bunbury's gentle, burlesque style provides an important record of mid- to late Georgian society. In this print, which shows numerous prints and pictures pasted against a wall, the chief point of interest is the use of the leather-tipped cue, which must just have been invented, replacing the 'spoon', a row of which stands in a rack against the wall. As such it subtlyindicates the development of the game.
BM: 5803; see F.L. Wilder, 'English Sporting Prints', pp.190-1.
[Ref: 38675]   £520.00  
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Black-George.
Black-George.
H.W.Bunbury Esq.r del.t. I Chapman Sculs.t.
London. Publishe'd January 5th 1791 by Tho.s Macklin. Poets Gallery Fleet Street.
Stipple engraving. 505 x 380mm. Framed. Trimmed to platemark.
A gamekeeper with a flintlock, surrounded by adoring dogs.
[Ref: 1011]   £570.00  
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[Blouzelind.]
[Blouzelind.]
Mr. Bunbury del. Js. Bretherton f. [ink mss.]
[London: J. Bretherton, 1781.]
Hand coloured etching, proof before letters on 18th century watermarked laid paper, sheet 380 x 340mm. 15 x 13". Trimmed to plate.
A woman sitting beside a spinning wheel in a landscape, pinning a corsage of flowers at her breast, a dog curled up asleep at her feet; behind at right two figures, one on horseback, travel along a path towards a tower in the distance. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811), illustrating ‘Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Ey'd Susan: A Ballad’ by John Gay (1685 - 1732). The lettered state of the print in inscribed with a line from Gay: 'The peerless maid that did all maids excel'. The print is a pair with 'Susan'.
[Ref: 16083]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Blouzelind.
Blouzelind. The peerless maid that did all maids excel. -Gay
Mr. Bunbury del. Js. Bretherton Fecit
[London: J. Bretherton, 1781.]
Hand coloured etching on 18th century laid paper, sheet 435 x 345mm (17 x 13½"). Trimmed to plate.
A woman sitting beside a spinning wheel in a landscape, pinning a corsage of flowers at her breast, a dog curled up asleep at her feet; behind at right two figures, one on horseback, travel along a path towards a tower in the distance. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811) with line from 'The Shepherd's Week’ (1714) by John Gay (1685 - 1732). The line is from the beginning of 'Friday; or, the Dirge', in which Bumkinet mourns the death of Blouzelind: 'As the wood pigeon cooes without his mate, / So shall my doleful Dirge bewail her fate. / Of Blouzelinda fair I mean to tell, / The peerless maid that did all maids excel.'
For proof before letters see ref. 16983.
[Ref: 37965]   £230.00  
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I will pay no more debts of her Contracting.
I will pay no more debts of her Contracting.
Mr. Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Published 7th December 1772 by J: Bretherton New Bond Street.
Etching, sheet 255 x 165mm. 10 x 6½". Trimmed to platemark.
On the left stands a thin man holding out his right hand as if for money. In his left hand is a long bill headed "... Mercer...". His hat is under his right arm. He faces a stout man standing in profile to the right whose right hand points at the bill. He is frowning and appears to be shouting. An open door is indicated in the background. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires: 5085. Provenance: ex-collection J.E. Laboureur.
[Ref: 17871]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Front, Side View, And Back Front, of a Modern fine Gentleman.
Front, Side View, And Back Front, of a Modern fine Gentleman.
Design'd by H.W. Bunbury Esq.r
[London Publish'd March 24th 1783 by J.R. Smith N83 opposite the Pantheon Oxford Street]
Stipple, sheet 225 x 260mm (8¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed, losing publication line. Foxing.
Three views of a slim and foppish young man demonstrating the fashion of the day. Caricature by Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Tim Clayton).
BM Satires 6342
[Ref: 41552]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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The Wife of Hassan Alhabbal, in cutting open the Fish she finds a large Diamond. Arab.n Nights Ent.s [&] he First Interview of the Prince of Persia and Schemselnihar, at the House of Ehn Thair. Arab.n Nights Ent.s
The Wife of Hassan Alhabbal, in cutting open the Fish she finds a large Diamond. Arab.n Nights Ent.s [&] he First Interview of the Prince of Persia and Schemselnihar, at the House of Ehn Thair. Arab.n Nights Ent.s
H. Bunbury Esqr. delt.
London, Pubd. April 10th. 1795, by W. Dickinson, No. 53, next York House, Piccadilly.
Pair of stipples with etching, printed in brown ink. 285 x 335mm. 11¼ x 13¼". Trimmed.
Kitchen scene with a woman standing over a table at left with knife in hand, displaying a diamond in her palm to a man and young boy, a figure at right seen from behind leaving the room, above a bird-cage hangs; [&] A man leaning on a table at left at which a lady is seated, turning to look at the prince at right, his sword hanging on a chain around his waist, three girls watch the meeting through an arch behind. Related to 'One Thousand and One Nights', known in English as the 'Arabian Nights', from the first English language edition (1706), which rendered the title as 'The Arabian Nights' Entertainments'.
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The Relief.
The Relief.
H. Bunbury Esq.r delin.t. W. Dickinson Excud.t.
London. Publish'd Oct.r 21st 1781, by W. Dickinson, Engraver No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple with large margins. Platemark: 310 x 360mm (12¼ x 14¼"). Light foxing.
Three soldiers stand at attention outside a tent holding bayoneted muskets. Two are wearing high plumed busbies, the third a laced three cornered hat. The officer opposite them to the left, gives the word of command. In the foreground, a drummer boy sitting on the ground, places a hat on a dog who stands beside him. Two men stand to the right possibly Gordon Rioters, pointing jeeringly at the soldiers. Camps such as these were established in London during the Gordon Riots in Hyde Park, St. James's Park, and the garden on the British Museum, remaining there for several weeks.
BM: 5924
[Ref: 36180]   £240.00  
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[Woman carrying twigs.]
[Woman carrying twigs.]
HW Bunbury Esq.r del.t. J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London Publish'd Apr.l 27th 1789 by W. Dickinson Bond Street
Stipple printed in brown ink, sheet 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; creased.
Stipple after Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist who enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. Tim Clayton writes: 'Prints by Bunbury and his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it.' He designed many prints of rural life such as this, which always remained attactive and picturesque.
see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 37968]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bunbury's Whims.  Round.  Triangle.  Square.
Bunbury's Whims. Round. Triangle. Square.
Engraved from an original Drawing by the late Henry Bunbury, in the possession of the Publisher.
[London, n.d., c.1820s.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Trimmed.
Satire showing three highly stylised geometric figures composed of circles, triangles and squares/rectangles respectively. From an early edition of 'Whims and oddities: in prose and verse' by humourist and poet Thomas Hood (1799-1845). Lettered with a couplet by Hood beneath each caption.
[Ref: 41589]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bunbury's Whims.  The Lovers.
Bunbury's Whims. The Lovers.
Engraved from an original Drawing by the late Henry Bunbury, in the possession of the Publisher.
[London, n.d., c.1820s.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. Remains of album sheet at corners.
Satire showing two highly stylised geometric figures composed of angular shapes; a young man on bended knee before woman holding a fan. From an early edition of 'Whims and oddities: in prose and verse' by humourist and poet Thomas Hood (1799-1845). Lettered with a couplet by Hood beneath the caption.
[Ref: 41587]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Cabriolet.
Le Cabriolet. Barbares Anglois! que du même Couteau / Coupoient le tête aux Roi et les queues aux cheveaux / mais les Francois polis laifsent aux Rois leurs têtes / Et Encore comme vous voyez les Queues a leurs bêtes.
[after H.W. Bunbury.]
Pub.d according to Act March 17. 1771.
Etching, small margins. 175 x 210mm (7 x 8¼").
A postillion on horseback drives a cabriolet in which is a macaroni clutching his hat; a footman rides behind and in the background a pedestrian holding a parasol or umbrella doffs his hat. A dog runs alongside in foreground.
BM Satires: 1048.
[Ref: 36059]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Calf's Pluck.
A Calf's Pluck.
H. Bunbury del. [Rowlandson f.]
[n.d. c.1807. Pub. Tegg.]
Hand-coloured etching. 132 x 171mm. 5¼ x 6¾".
A butcher is pulled to the ground as young calf runs off trying to get away. A rather amused woman looks on the scene from a window.
See BM Satires: 10922.
[Ref: 16079]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cambridge Jockey.
The Cambridge Jockey. Eques Cantab.
HWB [Bunbury] Invt.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. by MDarly Engraver No.(39) Strand.
Etching, 250 x 350mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
A young thin Cambridge student in hunting dress riding rapidly across a heath holding out a whip in front of his horse's nose. A lurcher-type dog runs alongside. Racing interest. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
See BM Satires: 4724.
[Ref: 14114]   £380.00  
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A College Gate.
A College Gate. Divines going upon Duty.
H Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
London Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780, by Watson & Dickinson No.158 New Bond Street. & No 33, Strand.
Stipple, printed on 18th century watermarked paper; 300 x 395mm (11¾ x 15½"). Small margins.
Social satire, on Cambridge 'types': three men riding in different directions, having come through a large gateway. The rider in the centre on a clumsy horse wears a clerical wig, broad-brimmed hat, and gaiters. On the right is a man on a stout cob, wearing boots and a bob-wig. Behind him is a fat old woman with outstretched arms shouting in alarm. On the left a thin man is riding a more spirited horse, and dressed like a layman. Behind him walks a fat divine wearing an academic cap, bands, and a long gown. Through the gateway in the distance a short fat man in a clerical wig stands on a mounting block, a groom beside him holding his horse. With him are two men wearing mortar-boards and long gowns. Behind a large rectangular building is indicated and behind it a church steeple. Numbered '5' upper left, from a series of Cambridge caricatures by Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 5804.
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A College Gate.
A College Gate. Divines going upon Duty.
H Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
London Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780, by Watson & Dickinson No.158 New Bond Street. & No 33, Strand.
Coloured stipple, printed on 18th century watermarked paper; 300 x 395mm (11¾ x 15½").
Social satire, on Cambridge 'types': three men riding in different directions, having come through a large gateway. The rider in the centre on a clumsy horse wears a clerical wig, broad-brimmed hat, and gaiters. On the right is a man on a stout cob, wearing boots and a bob-wig. Behind him is a fat old woman with outstretched arms shouting in alarm. On the left a thin man is riding a more spirited horse, and dressed like a layman. Behind him walks a fat divine wearing an academic cap, bands, and a long gown. Through the gateway in the distance a short fat man in a clerical wig stands on a mounting block, a groom beside him holding his horse. With him are two men wearing mortar-boards and long gowns. Behind a large rectangular building is indicated and behind it a church steeple. Numbered '5' upper left, from a series of Cambridge caricatures by Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 5804.
[Ref: 40626]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Country Club. Eamus quo Ducet Gala.
The Country Club. Eamus quo Ducet Gala.
[After Henry Bunbury.] I.C. 1823.
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 295 x 470mm, 11½ x 18½". Trimmed to image, title excised and pasted in middle verso.
A lithographic copy of Bunbury's caricature, originally published 1788. The Latin motto reads 'let us go where greed leads us'.
[Ref: 24488]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Country Girl and Soldier.]
[Country Girl and Soldier.]
Mr. Bunbury del. Js. Bretherton f. [in ink].
[Publish'd 23d. Jany. 1783.]
Etching with added hand-colour. Plate 330 x 299mm. 13 x 11¾". Uncut. Time staining inside plate.
A country girl sitting outside a thatched cottage, holding a jug in one hand and offering a glass to a solider with the other. The soldier is leaning on his gun, wearing a cocked hate and looking curiously at her.
[Ref: 19823]   £320.00  
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Courier Anglois
Courier Anglois
H.W.Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton. f.
Publish'd as the act dircts 3.d May, 1774. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. 410 x 280mm.
BM Satire 4736.
[Ref: 1021]   £260.00  
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
H.W.Bunbury Delin. Js.Bretherton f.
Publish'd by Js.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street as the Act directs. [n.d., c.1774.]
Etching. 420 x 280mm.
BM Satire 4737.
[Ref: 1022]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
WH. Bunbury Inv. T. Scratchley f. [Darly.]
Pubd. accordg. to Act Jany. 1st 1772 by T. Scratchley. [Darly.]
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
Caricature of a courier raising his whip on a galloping post-horse; a thatched building with a sign inscribed 'Poste Royale' to left background. The same design was etched on a larger scale by J. Bretherton, see No. 4737, who also etched a smaller version in reverse. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). Numbered '4' upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
Not in BM: see BM Satire 4737 & 5056. For a version by Bretherton see item 1022.
[Ref: 14104]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
WH. Bunbury Inv. T. Scratchley f. [Darly.]
Pubd. by T. Scratchley accor to Act July 1st 1771. [Darly.]
Soft ground etching, 250 x 345mm. 9¾ x 13½".
Caricature of a courier raising his whip on a galloping post-horse; a thatched building with a sign inscribed 'Poste Royale' to left background. The same design was etched on a larger scale by J. Bretherton, see No. 4737, who also etched a smaller version in reverse. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
See BM Satires: 5056. For a smaller version see item 14104.
[Ref: 14111]   £280.00  
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
H.W.Bunbury Delin. Js.Bretherton f.
Publish'd by Js.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street as the Act directs. [n.d., c.1774.]
Coloured etching. 420 x 280mm. Small tear.
A rider in oversized boots, riding a shaggy horse.
BM Satire 4737.
[Ref: 36056]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dog Barber.
The Dog Barber.
H.B. inv.t.
Pub.d acord.g to Act of Parl.t Aprl, 25th, 1771 by M Darly (39) Strand.
Etching with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Light creasing on left.
A standing French man with shears and a dog under his arm. A sign in the upper right reads, 'LA.VENGEANCE.DECROTTEUR.ROYAL TOND.DES.CHIENS PROPREMENT'. Plate 1 from the publication, '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc. (Vol.1)'. After printmaker and satirist William Bunbury (1750 - 1811), published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
BM Satires ref: 4668.
[Ref: 34306]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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The Grub Street Macaroni.  8.
The Grub Street Macaroni. 8.
Pub accor to Act Feb.y 3.d, 1772 by M Darly, Strand.
Etching with very large margins. Part 18th century watermark. Platemark: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Pin hole in printed area.
A full length hackwriter or comercial writer, in profile to left, with an ill-fitting wig and old-fashioned coat, purchased second-hand from 'T Twigg of Monmouth Street' whose label is still attached to a button. He carries a volume with a dedication to 'My Lord S-[?Sandwich]' .In 1728, Alexander Pope wrote 'The Dunciad', which was a satire of 'the Grub-street Race' of commercial writers who worked in Grub Street, a London district that was home to a bohemian counterculture of impoverished writers and poets. Plate 8 from the publication, 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters by sundry ladies gentlemen artists &c (Vol.2)'. Published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
BM Satires ref: 4693.
[Ref: 34310]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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I will pay no more debts of her Contracting
I will pay no more debts of her Contracting
Mr. Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Published 5th December 1772 by J.Bretherton New Bond Street.
Engraving. 160 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark.
A man refuses to settle a bill his wife has incurred an a mercer's.
BM Satire 5085.
[Ref: 1025]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Market Girl.  [&]  The Little Cottager.
The Market Girl. [&] The Little Cottager.
H. Bunbury Esqr. Delint. Engraved by G. Shepheard. [&] J. Baldrey Sculpt.
London, Publish'd June 1st, 1791, by W: Dickinson No:24 Old Bond Street.
Pair of stipples with etching, in brown ink, each 430 x 325mm. 17 x 12¾". Fine impressions with margins. Unexamined out of frames.
A girl kneeling before a fence with a dog beside her, her hand on a basket containing a goose; another in an interior sitting in a chair, a caged bird hanging above her head. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). In good matching Hogarth frames.
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The Delights of Islington
The Delights of Islington - WHEREAS my New Pagoda has been cladestinely carried, / off & a new pair of DOLPHINS taken from the top of the / GAZEBO by some blood-thirsty Villians. & whereas / a great deal of TIMBER has been cut down & carried / away from the Old GROVE That was planted last Spring / & PLUTO & PROSPERPINE thrown into my BASON from / henceforth Steel Traps & Spring Guns will be constantly / by me. JEREMIAH SAGO.
H.W.Bunbury delin. Chas.Bretherton Jun. f.
Publish'd as the Act directs April 30th 1772 By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. 265 x 180mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to backing sheet.
BM Satire 4722.
[Ref: 1026]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dog Barber La Francia.
The Dog Barber La Francia.
H.W.Bunbury delin. 1772. J.Bretherton. F.
Publish'd as the Act directs 29th march 1772 by J.Bretherton No. 134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet size: 245 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on sheet.
A French barber standing on the pavement holding a pair of shears with two dogs behind him. For an alternative earlier impression after Bunbury, see item ref: 34306.
BM Satire 4669.
[Ref: 36592]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Evening, or the Man of Feeling.
Evening, or the Man of Feeling.
H. Bunbury Esq.r Del.
[n.d., but watermarked 1815.]
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Tears in large margins.
Three men around a table, as servants prepare them for bed. A maid brings in a candle and a warming pan, and a boy removes the boots of one of the men. This is a simplified and reversed version of a stipple published by J.R. Smith in 1781.
[Ref: 34068]   £220.00  
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Every Sous Begad.
Every Sous Begad.
Mr. Bunbury del. Js.Bretherton f.
Publish'd 10th June 1774.
Etching; 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet.
Caricature of a man stood with his hands in his pockets and a whip under his arm. Etched after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Clayton).
BM Satire 4720; see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 1030]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Fameux Blaise Lacoste, Limosin. F:R:S.
Le Fameux Blaise Lacoste, Limosin. F:R:S.
H.W.Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan. 1 1773 By J.Bretherton No.134. New Bond Street.
Etching with large margins. 225 x 210mm (9 x 8¼").
A youth standing beside a donkey with his hands in his pockets.
BM Satire 4758.
[Ref: 36060]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Family Piece.
A Family Piece.
H.Bunbury Esq.r Delin. W.Dickinson Excud.t.
London, Publish'd October 15th 1781, by W.Dickinson No 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in sepia. 305 x 390mm (12 x 15¼"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, mounted on album paper.
A portrait-painter painting a family group of a man and wife and their little boy who, despite wearing ordinary clothes, is holding a cupid's bow and a sheaf of arrows, probably a reference to the family portrait in Goldsmith's 'Vicar of Wakefield'. The adults hold doves; the boy yawns with boredom. A clipping from a printseller's catalogue, pasted underneath the print, suggests the bespectacled artist is a caricature of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Certainly the round glasses are similar to the ones worn in the Reynolds self-portrait in the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.
BM Satires 5921.
[Ref: 36353]   £280.00  
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Les Oyes de Frere-Philippe. Friar-Phillip's Geese, A Tale from La Fontaine.
Les Oyes de Frere-Philippe. Friar-Phillip's Geese, A Tale from La Fontaine. O l'agréable Oiseau...
H. Bunbury Esq.r. delin.t. Engrav'd by Tho.s. Watson.
London Publish'd Oct.r. 3.d. 1782, by T. Watson, N.o.33 Strand.
Stipple. Sheet: 370 x 415mm, (14½ x 16¼"). Trimmed within plate. Laid on album sheet. Damage in edges. Some staining & repairs.
A scene from Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-1695) fable 'Friar Phillipes Geese' a tale in which a friar takes his young son into the wilderness and brings him up free from temptation. However, at the age of twenty the son meets two young women and becomes besotted, when he asks his father what they are the friar replies that they are geese. Title in French and English.
[Ref: 36372]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fille des Apennins
Fille des Apennins
H.W.Bunbury del. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 2d. Feb 1773 By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Engraving. 165 x 235mm. Trimmed outside platemark. Very small margins present
[Ref: 1033]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fille D'Auberge.
Fille D'Auberge.
Mr. Bunbury del. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd 1st Jan. 1774.
Etching, platemark 210 x 140mm (8¼ x 5½"). Crease top right; glued to backing sheet.
Maid working at a French hostelry. Etched after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Clayton).
see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 1034]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Petite Fille de la France
Petite Fille de la France
H.W.Bunbury del. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 2d. Feb: 1773 By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Engraving. 165 x 240mm. Trimmed within platemark.
[Ref: 1035]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Petite Fille de la France.
Petite Fille de la France.
H.W.Bunbury del. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 2d. Feb: 1773 By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 180mm (10½ x 7").
A young French girl, hands in a fur muff. According to Clayton, this isone of a group of six prints of peasant girls in regional costume that Bunbury encountered on his grand tour.
[Ref: 36061]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fish-Street Macaroni.
The Fish-Street Macaroni.
H.W.Bunbury delin: 1772 J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs March 29 1772 by J.Bretherton New Bond Street No.134
Etching. 165 x 225mm. Trimmed within platemark.
BM Satire 4713.
[Ref: 1036]   £220.00  
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The Fishermen.
The Fishermen.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t G. Shepheard sculp.t
[London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.]
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. Watermarked: Whatman. 279 x 222mm. 11 x 8¾". Cut.
A fisherman unloads fish from his boat into a basket held by a fisherwoman; another fisherman stands holding two fish in his right hand; a dog looks on at the couple unloading the boat. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456 (cf).
[Ref: 20104]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fort.
The Fort.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t G. Shepheard sculp.t
[London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.]
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. Fine colour. 268 x 196mm. 10½ x 7¾". Cut.
A soldier looks at a sailor on duty on a fort by the sea, while a civilian couple look out at a ship through a telescope. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456 (cf).
[Ref: 20102]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain
Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain
Mr. Bunbury Del. J. Bretherton F.
Publish'd 1st Jany. 1782.
Engraving. 250 x 276mm.
BM: 6139.
[Ref: 1037]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain.
Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain.
Mr. Bunbury del: J. Bretherton f.
Publish'd 1st Jany. 1782.
Etching, 275 x 250mm. 10¾ x 9¾". One small closed tear at left; else a fine impression.
Social satire, oval design: an old military officer with a wooden leg describes his campaigns to two cronies. He is seated in a chair (right) in profile, wearing regimentals and sword, his wig with long loosely twisted pigtail queue. He has a wooden leg and holds a map or plan taken from the wall, showing it to a stout man sitting on his right, who looks at it through spectacles. The third man standing behind, his left arm on the back of the soldier's chair, looks over their shoulders at the map. At their feet a small dog lies asleep. Through the open door (left) a man is seen dancing along while he plays a fiddle. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 6139.
[Ref: 21971]   £220.00  
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The Sleepy Macaroni.
The Sleepy Macaroni. Dreaming for the Good of his Country.
WB [Bunbury] Invt. et sc.
Pubd. accorg. to Act June 4th 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
A portly Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland (1723 - 1774), elder brother to Charles James Fox, slumped asleep in an arm chair holding book. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '14' upper right.
BM Satires: 4648.
[Ref: 14220]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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