Billiards [graphic] / H. Bunbury delin.

[publisher not identified]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25 x 35.4 cm, on sheet 25.7 x 35.5 cm
Title etched below image.
Printmaker and publication information from a smaller version of this design published 1 Mar. 1803 by R. Ackerman. See Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 42.
Plate also published in: Caricatures / drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c. [London : Publisher not identified, 1836?], p. 41.
A copy of no. 5803 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. viii; May 1954; Acquisitions no.: 954-5-8-13.
Imperfect; artist's signature erased from lower right corner of sheet.
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.9 x 36 cm, on sheet 26 x 39 cm
"A game of billiards is being played on a table, one corner of which only is visible, so curiously elongated that it gives the impression of a triangular table. The two players stand by the corner of the table, the one who is about to make a stroke appears from his leanness, frogged coat, and long pigtail queue to be a Frenchman; he leans over the table in profile to the left, wearing pince-nez. His opponent watches him, standing on top-toe, his cue held over his left shoulder, his face screwed up in anxiety; he wears a bag-wig. A number of spectators look on with expressions of amusement or concern: on the right two men stand together grinning; on the left a man watches open-mouthed; behind the table a man watches with an expression of alarm, another takes cover behind him with a grin; a small boy stands beside them. In the foreground are two dogs, one, a greyhound, stands between the player's legs. On the wall behind the table is a rack of cues and two clock-faced scoring boards both pointing to the figure X. On the right is a door, on the left a small casement window. Pictures and prints decorate the wall (left to right): a print of Wilkes (bust) with two caps of liberty; a print of a nymph and satyr; a print of a man seated, three quarter length; a print of a man and woman whole-length; two framed landscapes."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811 [Artist]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Billiard rooms
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1803
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1803
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
Bunbury 803.03.01.02+
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version