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

The Siege of Namur

Additional Title(s):

The Siege of Namur by Capt Shandy & Corporal Trim

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: 11 1/4 x 17 13/16 inches (28.5 x 45.2 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 inches (25 x 34.9 cm), and Image: 8 1/4 x 12 11/16 inches (21 x 32.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, center left inside print: "Gate of | St. Nicolus"; lower right inside image: "H Bunbury Del"; lower left: "What an honest Triumph [...] uncle Toby's Eyes as he march'd to | the Ramparts with the Gazette in his hand & Trim with a pickaxe"; lower center: "The Siege of Namur by Capt Shandy | & Corporal Trim"; lower right: "ready to execute the contents, what Intense pleasure in his Eyes | and he stood over the Corperal Heaven & earth Sea, vide Tris Sh"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11191
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boots | captain | caricature | crutch | fences | gate | gazette | grass | hairstyling | hills | illustration | jacket | mallet | map | novel | pickaxe | rocks (landforms) | siege | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) | The Siege of Namur by Captain Shandy and Corporal Trim (from Tristram Shandy) | trees | tricorn | wig
Associated People:
Uncle Toby
Trim (from Tristram Shandy)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30663
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