A College Gate

Henry Bunbury (1750 - 1811)

A College Gate,
Divines going upon Duty

Stipple engraving by Watson & Dickinson
from a drawing by Henry Bunbury, Esq.

London, Published Nov. 15th, 1780
by Watson & Dickinson, No. 158 New Bond St.
& No. 33 Strand

10 x 14½ in / 25.5 x 37 cm
(Frame size: 12¾ x 21¾ in / 32.5 x 55 cm)

£625 Ref: NPO001


Henry William Bunbury (1750 – 1811) was an amateur artist, hence the addition of the courtesy title of Esq.
The second son of Sir William Bunbury,  of Mildenhall, Suffolk, he showed a talent for drawing, especially humorous subjects. Whilst one can not compare his work to that of his contemporaries Thomas Rowlandson or James Gilray, in that he never saught to offend by attempting political satire, his relaxed circumstances and social position gave him the leisure to practise his talents without resorting to biting artistic comments.