Henry William Bunbury

Mr Meredithe

1779

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Henry William Bunbury 1750–1811
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 176 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09499

Technique and condition

A graphite pencil drawing on a medium-weight, white laid paper. The work is in good condition with surface dirt and general discolouration. The support has been inlaid very tightly onto a one-ply board, which has then been attached into a secondary mount. The previous inlay method has induced a heavy indentation down the left recto edge of the primary support.

On acquisition the drawing was removed from its secondary mount and inlay, cleaned to reduce surface dirt, then pressed and re-inlaid. It was mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
February 1998

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