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A College Gate, Divines going upon Duty

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  • Title (object)

    • A College Gate, Divines going upon Duty
  • Description

    No. 5 of a series. Three men riding in different directions, having come through a large gateway of square brick pillars surmounted by stone vases. The rider in the centre on a clumsy horse wears a clerical wig, broad-brimmed hat, and gaiters. On the right, and riding in profile to the right, is a man on a stout cob, wearing boots and a bob-wig. Behind him is a fat old woman with outstretched arms shouting in alarm. On the left, riding in profile to the left, is a thin man riding a more spirited horse, and dressed like a layman. Behind him walks a fat divine wearing an academic cap, bands, and a long gown.
    Through the gateway in the distance a short fat man in a clerical wig stands on a mounting block, a groom beside him holding his horse. With him are two men wearing mortar-boards and long gowns. Behind a large rectangular building is indicated and behind it a church steeple. 15 November 1780


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  • Date

    • 1780
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 297 millimetres
    • Width: 391 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "H.Bunbury Esq. delint. / Watson & Dickinson excudt / London. Publish'd Novr 15th 1780. by Watson & Dickinson, No.158. New Bond Street". Numbered 5 top left.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    For other Cambridge caricatures by Bunbury see BMSat 4723-9.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5804 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSAT).  15 November 1780  Stipple


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSAT). 15 November 1780 Stipple

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