Rare Satirical Cartoon On Sale at Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques Fair

Posted on 8th June, 2021

Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
11th – 13th June 2021

One of the longest ever engravings produced in the past 300 years goes on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair at The Great Yorkshire Showground, from 11th – 13th June 2021.

The 18th century engraving measures more than seven feet in length (88½” 224.5cms) and is a famous work of social commentary by the artist and caricaturist Henry William Bunbury (1750 – 1811). It was engraved and published by William Dickinson in 1787 and is one of few surviving originals.

The engraving is titled “A Long Minuet as Danced at Bath, 1787” and features drawings of ten caricatured couples engaged in various stages of dance poses.

More than a year after the previous event, the popular Pavilions of Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground are once again the venue for the popular art and antiques fair run by Cooper Events.
Says fair organiser Sue Ede, ‘We are delighted to be returning to Yorkshire and the Pavilions of Harrogate to stage our usual antiques fair. More than forty specialist dealers will be taking part and I know many collectors are really looking forward to viewing and buying a whole range of art and antiques once again.’
She continued: ‘Of course, when we return, all the necessary rules and regulations will be in place to ensure we are complying with the latest guidelines in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The fair is widely regarded as one of the premier events in Yorkshire. It first ran at the Pavilions of Harrogate in the early 1990’s and has been a regular fixture ever since, attracting collectors from across the country and far beyond. With a vast range of high-quality pieces for sale, at prices from £20 to £20,000, the fair has something for everyone.

For the full press release see The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques and Art Fair 11th – 13th June 2021

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