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Creator Print made by Henry William Bunbury, 1750–1811, British
Title The Siege of Namur
Alternate Title(s) The Siege of Namur by Capt Shandy & Corporal Trim
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) Image: 8 1/4 x 12 11/16 inches (21 x 32.2 cm)
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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
Accession Number B1977.14.11191
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3622759
People Represented or Subject • Uncle Toby
• Trim (from Tristram Shandy)
Subject Terms attacking | boots | captain | caricature | corporal | crutch | fences | gate | gazette | grass | hairstyling | hills | illustration | jacket | literary theme | 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
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