Henry Bunbury

Jul 1, 1750 - May 7, 1811

Henry William Bunbury was an English caricaturist.
The second son of Sir William Bunbury, 5th Baronet, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, he came of an old Norman family. He was educated at Westminster School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and soon showed a talent for drawing, especially for humorous subjects.
His more serious efforts were no great success, but his caricatures are as famous as those of his contemporaries Thomas Rowlandson and James Gillray, good examples being his Country Club, Barber's Shop and A Long Story. He was a popular character, and the friend of most of the notabilities of his day, whom he never offended by attempting political satire; his easy circumstances and social position allowed him leisure to practise his talents.
He married Catherine, eldest daughter of Kane William Horneck and his wife Hannah Muggles. Bunbury and Catherine's son Henry succeeded to the baronetcy.
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