|Artist||James Bretherton after Henry William Bunbury|
|Published||Publish'd 10th June 1774|
|Dimensions||Image 220 x 171, Sheet 182 x 242 mm|
A hunched up sour looking gentleman thrusts both hands deep into the empty pockets of his breeches, seemingly complaining about the loss of his money.
James Bretherton (fl. 1750-1799) was an etcher, dealer and publisher in London. His brother was Charles Bretherton and is particularly associated with Henry William Bunbury, many of whose works he engraved and published. His stock of plates was auctioned in 1799.
Henry William Bunbury (1750–1811) was an English caricaturist. He was the second son of Sir William Bunbury, 5th Baronet, of Mildenhall, Suffolk. He was educated at Westminster School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and soon showed a talent for drawing, especially for humorous subjects. His more serious efforts were no great success, but his caricatures are as famous as those of his contemporaries Thomas Rowlandson and James Gillray. His designs were usually etched by Darly and Bretherton, and (from 1780s) Dickinson.
Ex. Col: Brigadier Noël Louis St Pierre Bunbury DSO (1890–1971)
BM Satires 4720
Condition: Two small losses to left corners (not affecting image). Surface dirt. Trimmed within the plate mark and tipped to an album page.