A fine, strong impression of a very rare, famous caricature by Bunbury. Fashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen sit in a circle in an elegant salon, while a liveried black footman passes around with a tea tray. In the centre a man sits in backview, his bagwig hanging over the back of the chair, on the left an elderly man sits stiffly, eyes closed, spilling his teacup, next to a lean ugly old woman holding a large fan. Next is a stout squire and his wife, who talks to a giggling woman, while her neighbour reaches greedily for another cake from the tray. Next a smiling clergyman holds his hat on his knee, while a pretty young woman flirts with a handsome young man who leans on the back of her chair. Two oval pictures hang on the wall in the background. BM 6141.
Henry William Bunbury Conversazione. London, W. Dickinson Feb. 11th 1782 Stipple engraving 430x550mm
SKU: 2485 Category: Caricatures