Talk on caricaturist at Bury St Edmunds museum
An award-winning writer and historian is to visit Moyse’s Hall Museum to deliver a talk on the life and work of 18th Century Suffolk aristocrat and caricaturist Henry William Bunbury.
Tim Clayton’s lecture at the Bury museum on Tuesday (July 26) at 6.30pm coincides with its Henry William Bunbury exhibition, which offers insights into aristocratic life and local life during the Georgian period.
Tim, who helped to bring the current range of Bunbury drawings to the St Edmundsbury Borough Heritage Collection in the 1990s, said: “I’m looking forward to visiting the museum, seeing the exhibition and revisiting the life and work of Henry William Bunbury.
“In the 1780s, caricature drawings and prints were very much in vogue and there is no doubt that Bunbury was one of the most loved caricaturists of his day. Though certainly no Michelangelo, his drawings displayed great expressiveness, feeling for character, delicacy and understanding of the social and moral times in which he lived.”
Henry Bunbury was the third son of Sir William Bunbury 5th of Mildenhall,
Moyses’s Hall is displaying Bunbury prints, including The Chop House, The Judgement of Paris and Me, My Wife and Daughter, as part of its exhibition, which runs until September, called: Henry William Bunbury: Amateur Caricaturist, International Satirist.
Tickets are available from the museum.