John Jehu, L'Inghilterra

Etcher James Bretherton British
After Henry William Bunbury British

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In this satirical image an English coachman dressed in livery holds a whip and mug of beer. His name Jehu derives from 2 Kings IX.20 which mentions "the driving of Jeru..[who] driveth furiously." The etcher Bretherton often teamed up with the amateur artist Bunbury to make caricature prints. As the younger son in a well-to-do family, Bunbury started to create humorous drawings while still at Westminster School. He then attended St. Catharine's College, Cambridge but left before earning a degree. A student visit to France inspired a series of images that constrast working figures from different nations– humorous comparisons of English and French manners being a staple of visual humor at that period.

John Jehu, L'Inghilterra, James Bretherton (British, active 1750–99), Hand-colored etching

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