A barbers shop from an original drawing by H. Bunbury Esqr. in the possession of Sr. Joshua Reynolds, to whom this plate is inscribed by his much obliged & most humble servant, John Jones. [graphic]
Lewis Walpole Library > A barbers shop from an original drawing by H. Bunbury Esqr. in the possession of Sr. Joshua Reynolds, to whom this plate is inscribed by his much obliged & most humble servant, John Jones. [graphic]
- A barbers shop from an original drawing by H. Bunbury Esqr. in the possession of Sr. Joshua Reynolds, to whom this plate is inscribed by his much obliged & most humble servant, John Jones. [graphic]
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, artist.
Jones, J. approximately 1745-1797, publisher.
Dickinson, William, 1746 or 1747-1823, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [12 May 1785]
- Publication Place
- Publish'd as the act directs, May 12, 1785, by J. Jones, Great Portland Street, & W. Dickenson [sic], No. 158 Bond Street
"A scene in a barber's shop during the Westminster Election of 1784. The centre figure is a man seated, full-face, swathed in a sheet, while a boy (left) applies tongs to his hair, which a man (right) is combing. From the pocket of the boy protrudes a label inscribed 'Hood'; from that of the other, '[Wr]ay'. On the ground projecting from the sheet is '[F]ox'. In the foreground (left) a customer is seated, clasping his bald head with a concerned expression as he reads a newspaper; behind his head is a notice, 'State of the Poll'. Two men, their hair freshly curled, stand in profile to the left before a looking-glass (left) adjusting their cravats. On the extreme right a barber shaves a man whose face is lathered; the barber's apron is inscribed 'Success to the Poll'. Next, a stout man wearing top-boots, standing full-face, turning his head upwards and in profile to the left, stanches a cut on his cheek with a towel. A boy stands beside him holding a barber's basin. In the centre foreground two dogs tug at a bag-wig; one (left) wears a 'Hood & Wray' favour, the other a Fox favour. A large hat on the ground has a 'Hood and Wray' favour. A barber's block has been overturned (left). On another (left) is a wig. Wigs and wig-boxes decorate the back wall."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : plate mark 50.8 x 66.7 cm, on sheet 54.0 x 70.0 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Bunbury Drawer 785.05.12.01
- Collection Title
- Volume 2, page 31. Etchings by Henry William Bunbury, Esq. and after his designs.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, collector.
- Collection Date
- [Strawberry Hill], [between 1765 and 1792]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1785
Stipple engravings England London 1785
Etchings England London 1785
- stipple engraving and etching with rocker in sepia ink ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806.
Wray, Cecil, Sir, 1734-1805.
Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816.
Great Britain. Parliament
- Subject (Topic)
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Wray, Cecil, Sir, 1734-1805
Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816
Great Britain. Parliament > Elections, 1784
Political elections > England > London
England > 1785
England > London > 1785
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 > Ownership
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