A DANCING BEAR.

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Henry William Bunbury

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A Dancing Bear.

Stipple engraving, 1785.
Image size 14 x 18 9/16" ( 35.5 x 47.1 cm).
Good condition, save a repaired puncture in the upper right margin, not affecting the image. Tightly cropped on the publication line.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93721
Price: $500.00
Publisher : London, Publish'd June 24th, 1785 by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No.158 Bond Street & J. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street.
H. Bunbury Esqr. Delin. Engraved by C. Knight.

A showman holding the chained muzzle of a standing bear, a small monkey climbing on the staff in his hand, a crowd surrounding on the street including a piper at right and a woman collection offerings. The tavern sign is inscribed "The Old King of Bohemia" and offering wine and fine amber. A very fine impression or pull from the plate
18th-19th Century Subjects , Dance, Circus, and Theater

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