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Creator:
Print made by James Bretherton, ca. 1730–1806, British
after Henry William Bunbury, 1750–1811, British
Published by James Bretherton, ca. 1730–1806, British
Title:

The Damnation of Obadiah

Part Of:

Collective Title: Tristam Shandy

Collective Title: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Date:
1773
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, rough, blued white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 15 11/16 inches (30.6 x 39.8 cm), Plate: 10 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches (26.4 x 39.3 cm), and Image: 9 5/16 x 14 15/16 inches (23.7 x 37.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "44539 (encircled)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "HWBunbury delin. 1772. | "May all the Angels & Archangels, Principalities and | Powers, & all the Heavenly Armies, curse & damn him -"; lower center: "THE DAMNATION OF OBADIAH. | Vide Tris. Shandy Vol. 2d. | Publish'd as the Act directs 30th. Jany. 1773. By J. Bretherton No. 134 New Bond Street."; lower right: "J. Bretherton f. | - him - Obadiah. (Our Armies swore terribly in Flanders, | quoth my Uncle Toby, but nothing to this-")"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11142
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | breeches (trousers) | broom | caricature | chairs | coats | crutch | dog (animal) | doorway | excommunication | fiction | genre subject | gesture | handkerchief | humor | illustration | interior | map | men | nightcap | nightgown | novel | physician | pipe (smoking equipment) | profile (figure) | satire | science | smoking (activity) | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) | tricorne | waistcoats | walking
Associated People:
Doctor Slop
Tristam Shandy
Corporal Trim
Uncle Toby
Obadiah
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30582
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