Henry William Bunbury

Three Figures from a Harlequinade. Verso: Two Figures and a Head, and a Man with Pitchfork Attacking a Recumbent Harlequin

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Henry William Bunbury 1750–1811
Graphite on paper. Verso: graphite on paper
Support: 324 × 403 mm
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

Technique and condition

A double-sided graphite pencil drawing on a medium-weight, white laid paper. The work is in good condition with surface dirt and general discolouration. Old repairs and creases are evident. The support has been inlaid very tightly onto a one-ply board, which has then been attached onto 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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