A country club [graphic].

Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, artist
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
[London?] :
[between 1806 and 1811?]
Physical Description:
1 print :
etching on wove paper, hand-colored ;
sheet 19.3 x 26.2 cm
Title from caption below image.
Printmaker and range of possible publication dates from Grego. See Rowlandson the caricaturist / by Joseph Grego. London, Chatto and Windus, 1880, v. ii, p. 58, 214.
Artist from earlier print of which this is a reduced copy. See no. 7452 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6.
Description based on imperfect impression; sheet trimmed within plate mark on upper edge, and text erased from lower left corner of sheet.
"The interior of a bare and plainly furnished room in a country inn; a number of middle-aged and plainly dressed men stand waiting for dinner to be served. Through a door in the back wall a serving-boy enters with a tureen, followed by a stout woman carrying a turkey, who is followed by a man-servant. A man (left), wearing spurred jack-boots, stands in profile to the left to hang his hat on a peg. He faces a framed notice: 'Club Law Ist no Journeyman or Apprentice must belong to this society 2nd No Jokes in this society but practical ones, or forfeit 3d. 3d Any Gentleman as gives another Gentleman the lie before strangers to forfeit 6d. 4th Any Gentleman as behaves ungenteel to be fined 3d and turn'd out. 5t All fines to be spent in punch W.C. Secretary.' In the centre two men, one wearing top-boots, the other in quasi-military dress, face each other, grinning. A third, with a pen and ink-horn at his buttonhole, tries to insinuate himself into the conversation. On the right a stout man stands at a table before a punch-bowl and a sugar-basin: his hands are folded and his eyes closed as if in prayer. Beside and behind him a man with a bottle of 'Rum' in one hand sniffs at a bottle of '[Bra]ndy'. An irate man (left) stands at the end of the table, watch in hand. Above the door a picture of a mounted huntsman hangs askew. On the wall are (left) hats and sticks, (right) a map of the world in two hemispheres."--British Museum online catalogue.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1806
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Call Number:
Bunbury 806.00.00.50
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