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Henry Bunbury caricature gambado horse riding

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Bunbury - How to ride genteel and agreeable down Hill


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English 18th century caricature by Henry Bunbury.


Published by William Dickinson in 1786. A man, smartly dressed and of vulgar appearance, rides downhill; his leg is thrust forward, he leans forward, grinning vacantly, his hands resting on the horse's neck, so that his head is low, and the animal is about to stumble over large stones which lie on the road. Henry William Bunbury was the son of Sir William Bunbury of Mildenhall, Suffolk. After completing his studies at Cambridge University he began to draw caricatures and other comic subjects, the first of which were etched and published in 1771. Bunbury then quickly rose to become one of the greatest satirical artists of the day with his etchings such as the series entitled, Hints to Bad Horsemen. He also became close friends with the great artist, Thomas Rowlandson, who later engraved many of Bunbury's designs. Throughout his career, Henry Bunbury enjoyed the patronage of the Duke of York who appointed him his Equerry in 1787. Some light scattered foxing.

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artist After Henry W. Bunbury (1750 _ 1811)
method Stipple engraving
date 1786
size 225mm by 210mm (platemark)
SKU CA2075