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From a Sketch taken at Portsmouth by W. H. Bunbury Esqr.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,0511.830

  • Title (object)

    • From a Sketch taken at Portsmouth by W. H. Bunbury Esqr.
  • Description

    A group of sailors at rest, one leaning against a boat at left with a tankard in his hand, opposite him three of his companions are grouped around a barrel while another is in an embrace with a woman on a sack in the foreground, a figure behind him looking solemnly out to the front, the masts of a ship over a wall behind, another figure beyond tugging a rope; after Bunbury, second state with publication line altered, part of the margin missing at left and the paper stained at right. 1785, re-published 1802
    Stipple and etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785 (re-published 1802)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 427 millimetres
    • Width: 375 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and publication line: "London, Published March 30, 1802 by John Harris No. 3, Sweetings Alley Cornhill & 8. Old Broad Street."
  • Curator's comments

    See 1906,0419.117 for the original published state

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1878,0511.830

A group of sailors at rest, one leaning against a boat at left with a tankard in his hand, opposite him three of his companions are grouped around a barrel while another is in an embrace with a woman on a sack in the foreground, a figure behind him looking solemnly out to the front, the masts of a ship over a wall behind, another figure beyond tugging a rope; after Bunbury, second state with publication line altered, part of the margin missing at left and the paper stained at right.  1785, re-published 1802  Stipple and etching

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A group of sailors at rest, one leaning against a boat at left with a tankard in his hand, opposite him three of his companions are grouped around a barrel while another is in an embrace with a woman on a sack in the foreground, a figure behind him looking solemnly out to the front, the masts of a ship over a wall behind, another figure beyond tugging a rope; after Bunbury, second state with publication line altered, part of the margin missing at left and the paper stained at right. 1785, re-published 1802 Stipple and etching

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