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Stipple engraving - The Genii takes Beddridin Hassen from the Bed of the Beautiful Lady, and lays him at the Gates of Damascus
  • The Genii takes Beddridin Hassen from the Bed of the Beautiful Lady, and lays him at the Gates of Damascus
    Henry William Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811
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The Genii takes Beddridin Hassen from the Bed of the Beautiful Lady, and lays him at the Gates of Damascus

  • Object:

    Stipple engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Henry William Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (artist)
    Pettit, John (engraver)
    S. W. Fores (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stipple engraving and etching

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.128

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 47

Physical description

Stipple engraving and etching depicting a scene from the 'Arabian Nights'. Lettered with the artist's name.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Henry William Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (artist)
Pettit, John (engraver)
S. W. Fores (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Stipple engraving and etching

Marks and inscriptions

H.W.Bunbury Esqr. delt
Lettered

Arabian Nights Entt J. Pettit fecit. London publd. by S.W.Fores 41 Piccadilly

Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 30.6 cm, Width: 36.9 cm

Descriptive line

Stipple engraving and etching after a drawing by Henry William Bunbury entitled 'The Genii takes Beddridin Hassen from the Bed of the Beautiful Lady, and lays him at the Gates of Damascus', from 'Arabian Nights Entertainments'. British School, ca. 1785.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Stipple; Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Arabian; Beauty; Beds; Genii

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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