Henry William Bunbury

Scene in a Coffee House. Caricature. Verso: Drawings

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

Artist
Henry William Bunbury 1750–1811
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper. Verso: graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 236 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09501

Technique and condition

A double-sided graphite drawing with watercolour washes on a medium-weight, white laid paper. The work is in good condition with surface dirt and general discolouration over the surface. The support has been inlaid very tightly onto a one-ply board, which has then been attached into a secondary mount.

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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