A College Gate Divines going upon Duty. Henry William Bunbury.

A College Gate Divines going upon Duty

London: Watson & Dickinson, 15 November 1780. Wraps. 27 x 40 cm. Hand colored engraving. This print is the first in Watson & Dickinson's series of prints after Bunbury. No. 5 of a series. Three men riding in different directions, having come through a large gateway of square brick pillars surmounted by stone vases. The rider in the centre on a clumsy horse wears a clerical wig, broad-brimmed hat, and gaiters. On the right, and riding in profile to the right, is a man on a stout cob, wearing boots and a bob-wig. Behind him is a fat old woman with outstretched arms shouting in alarm. On the left, riding in profile to the left, is a thin man riding a more spirited horse, and dressed like a layman. Behind him walks a fat divine wearing an academic cap, bands, and a long gown. Through the gateway in the distance a short fat man in a clerical wig stands on a mounting block, a groom beside him holding his horse. With him are two men wearing mortar-boards and long gowns. Behind a large rectangular building is indicated and behind it a church steeple. Nicks to right margin with small loss at corners. Very good. Item #22990

Price: $150.00

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