Thomas Rowlandson After Henry Bunbury
How to lose your Way
London, ca. 1828
Etching and stipple
110 x 160 mm
Similar to and perhaps related to a series of small copies by Rowlandson of earler Bunbury satires A man rides on a country road in profile to the left, facing a squall of wind and rain which beats the brim of his round hat over his face. He approaches a fork in the road with a signpost. A bag at the back of his saddle shows that he is ‘what is called on the road, a rider, a bag-man or bagster’. At the far right of the design is a horse and carriage with two riders, both with heads bowed down, clearly asleep, and similarly losing their way.