[Playing billiards] [graphic] / H. Bunbury del.

Creator:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
[publisher not identified],
[ca. 1835]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 15.2 x 20.1 cm
Notes:
Title from later state.
Printmaker from unverified data in local card catalog record.
CtY-LW
State before title added. See Caricatures. [London] : [Publisher not identified], [1836?], p. 82.
Date of publication based on that of the volume in which the later state was published.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
A reduced copy of no. 5913 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5.
Abstract:
"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.
Topics:
Billiard rooms.
Billiards.
Pictures.
Servants.
Topics:
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1835.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1835.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Bunbury
781.01.27.02
Bunbury 781.01.27.02
Orbis Record:
10136544
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04704
OID:
10723468
PID:
digcoll:552122