'The Lovers', 'Bunbury' Whims', 1828.

Cooke, William Bernard

'The Lovers', 'Bunbury' Whims', 1828.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm


A comic print used as a teaching aid in schools. The print uses geometrical shapes to form people and the text plays on the words of Shakespeare - particularly using the words 'form' and 'shape'. Here there is a quotation 'A pair of conscious lovers do not flout them, for both have plenty of good points about them'. Engraved from an original drawing by the caricaturist Henry Bunbury (1750-1811) in the posesion of the publisher.

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