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Creator:
James Bretherton, ca. 1730–1806, British
after Henry William Bunbury, 1750–1811, British
Title:
Dancing Bear with Its Keeper, Piper, and Audience of One
Date:
1774
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, rough, blued white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 9/16 x 13 1/16 inches (26.9 x 33.2 cm), Plate: 8 7/16 x 10 9/16 inches (21.4 x 26.8 cm), and Image: 7 3/8 x 10 3/16 inches (18.8 x 25.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "44551 (encircled)"; on back, lower right: "I"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Mr. Bunbury del."; lower center: "Publish'd 1st. April 1774."; lower right: "Js. Bretherton f."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11143
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal | audience | bear | breeches (trousers) | chain | coats | costume | entertainer | genre subject | gesture | humor | men | music | muzzle | parody | performance | queue wigs | satire | staff (walking stick) | tamer | taming | tricornes | trumpet | waistcoats | wigs
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30583
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