[A dancing bear] [graphic] / Mr. Bunbury del. ; Js. Bretherton f.

Creator:
Bretherton, James, active 1770-1781, printmaker
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, artist
Fores, S. W., publisher
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. July 21, 1801, by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly,
[21 July 1801]
Physical Description:
1 print on laid paper :
etching and drypoint ;
plate mark 21.4 x 26.8 cm, on sheet 23 x 29 cm.
Notes:
Title from description of earlier state in the Br. Museum online cat.
Reissue, with different imprint statement, of a print originally published 1 Apr. 1774. Cf. Br. Museum online cat., registration no.: J,6.5.
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Abstract:
A soldier with a long stick in his left hand stands in front of wall baiting a muzzled and chained brown bear that stands upright and facing him, paws curled. Off to the right, a second soldier stands behind the first and plays a horn; he also holds a stick in the crock of his left arm. On the far left, a third man, with his back to the viewer, observes the bear, his right arm bent suggesting that he is addressing a comment to the soldier?
Language:
English
Genre:
Drypoints--England--London--1801
Etchings--England--London--1801
Satires (Visual works)--England--1774
Watermarks (Paper)--CtY-LW
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Bunbury
801.07.21.01
Orbis Record:
8078721
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr03449
OID:
10955069
PID:
digcoll:951537