Black brown & fair [graphic] / design'd by Sir E. Bunbury ; Rowlandson sculp.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
London : Pub. May 6-1807 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, [6 May 1807]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 28.1 x 21.6 cm, on sheet 41.8 x 25.6 cm
Title etched below image. "Sir E. Bunbury" may refer to the artist H.W. Bunbury. See British Museum catalogue. Twenty-four lines of verse below title: You tell me girl that I'm given to rove, that I sport with each lass on the green, that I join in the dance and sing sonnets of love, and still with the fairest am seen ... Plate numbered "R. 2" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 1. Also issued separately.
"A scene at Wapping, outside a corner-house on the river inscribed 'Dock Head'. Prostitutes look from an open window projecting into the street and on the street level. Beside it is a bill: 'Dr Leak's Pills one smal Pill is a Dose.' A negro sailor walks in at the door, his arm round a brown-skinned girl. Above the door: 'Wapping Bagnio Hot Baths'. On the door-post: 'Neat Wines.' By the door hangs a bird in a cage. Three men stand on the pavement gazing in at the window, where one of the four smiling women is a negress. They are a Chinese, a Dutchman with a long pipe and a dog, and a lean foppish Frenchman, whose long pigtail is pulled by a dwarfish boy. A brown-skinned child sleeps on the pavement. On the right a ship lies against the quay where a sailor and a woman stand, the latter smoking a pipe. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Black brown and fair
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, attributed name. Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher.
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Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
75 W87 807 v.1 807.05.06.03 Folio 75 W87 807 v.1
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10925 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 71
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