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A barber's shop: the central figure is a man seated, swathed in a sheet while a boy on the left applies tongs to his hair, which a man on the right is combing; two men on the left admire their freshly curled hair in the mirror; on the extreme right a barber shaves a man to whom next stands a man who stanches a cut on his cheek with a towel; in the left-hand foreground a seated customer reads a newspaper with a concerned expression. Coloured etching after W.H. Bunbury.

Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811.
Date
21 April 1803

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view A barber's shop: the central figure is a man seated, swathed in a sheet while a boy on the left applies tongs to his hair, which a man on the right is combing; two men on the left admire their freshly curled hair in the mirror; on the extreme right a barber shaves a man to whom next stands a man who stanches a cut on his cheek with a towel; in the left-hand foreground a seated customer reads a newspaper with a concerned expression. Coloured etching after W.H. Bunbury.

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Credit: A barber's shop: the central figure is a man seated, swathed in a sheet while a boy on the left applies tongs to his hair, which a man on the right is combing; two men on the left admire their freshly curled hair in the mirror; on the extreme right a barber shaves a man to whom next stands a man who stanches a cut on his cheek with a towel; in the left-hand foreground a seated customer reads a newspaper with a concerned expression. Coloured etching after W.H. Bunbury. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Publication/Creation

London (No. 3 Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, & 8, Old Broad Street) : Jno. Harris, 21 April 1803.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 34.5 x 44.3 cm

Lettering

H. Bunbury Esqr: delt. ; C. Knight, sculpt.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30165i

Language

  • English

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