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Creator:
Print made by Henry William Bunbury, 1750–1811, British
Title:

The Damnation of Obadiah

Part Of:

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

Date:
between 1773 and 1817
Medium:
Hand-colored etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 13/16 x 17 1/2 inches (27.5 x 44.5 cm), Plate: 9 11/16 x 13 9/16 inches (24.6 x 34.5 cm), and Image: 8 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches (20.7 x 31.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left inside image: "H Bunbury Esqr"; lower left: "May all the Angels & Archangels, Principalities & | Powers & all the Heavenly Armies Curse & Damn him"; lower center: "The Damnation of Obadiah"; lower right: "Obadiah, our Armys 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:
B1977.14.11190
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | broom | caricature | chairs | crutch | dog (animal) | hat | illustration | jacket | map | men | novel | obese | pipe | robe | The Damnation of Obadiah (from Tristram Shandy) | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) | tights | tricorn | walking | wig
Associated People:
Obadiah
Uncle Toby
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30662
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