1518
1518
Sir Henry William Bunbury (after)
"A CITY HUNT" AND "HYDE PARK": A PAIR OF COPPER ENGRAVINGS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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1518
Sir Henry William Bunbury (after)
"A CITY HUNT" AND "HYDE PARK": A PAIR OF COPPER ENGRAVINGS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Sir Henry William Bunbury (after)
"A CITY HUNT" AND "HYDE PARK": A PAIR OF COPPER ENGRAVINGS
Two black and white copper engravings, by James Bretherton, London: 8 February 1781. Framed.

framed dimensions: 695 x 1,740 mm 27 3/8 x 68 1/2 in — 521 x 616 mm  20 1/2 x 24 1/4 in


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Catalogue Note

These large copper engraved prints are rare and important examples of late eighteenth-century English humor by one of England's most celebrated artists, Henry Bunbury. Very few examples exist and they are not found in the Paul Mellon collection at Yale or listed in Siltzer. Their condition is remarkable, especially considering their scale and the difficulties associated with keeping such pieces intact for two hundred years.

Henry William Bunbury (English, 1750-1811) is one of the most beloved English humourists. He enjoyed wide success and was perhaps best known for an amusing series entitled "Allusion aux mauvais cavaliers" which was popular with the masses and well received by Sir Joshua Reynolds. He exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy and executed plates for Robert Boydell's "Shakespeare Gallery." His work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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