The Old Print Shop

A Dancing Bear.

  • ARTIST: Henry William Bunbury

  • PUBLISHER: London, Publish'd June 24th, 1785 by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No.158 Bond Street & J. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: 1785.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 x 18 9/16" ( 35.5 x 47.1 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: H. Bunbury Esqr. Delin. Engraved by C. Knight.<br><br> 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.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A very fine impression or pull from the plate

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save a repaired puncture in the upper right margin, not affecting the image. Tightly cropped on the publication line.