Etcher James Bretherton British
After Henry William Bunbury British
Publisher James Bretherton British
Not on view
In this satirical image an English tailor holds out a set of cloth patterns in a folding case, pointing out designs to a potential customer as a tape measure spills from his pocket. 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. This work was published as a pair with an image of a French tailor, titled "Snip Francois."