Four watercolor drawings on board, each signed “G. Bridgman 1882”. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. Four Original Bridgeman Watercolors of John Jorrocks, Esq., 1882. Near fine. Mitchell, British Equestrian Artists, p. 134. Item #28872
Four original Bridgeman watercolors of John Jorrocks, Esq., Surtees's colorful fox-hunting hero of Handley Cross and other sporting novels. Of Bridgeman, Mitchell notes, “Little can be traced of this caricaturist whose figures all have delightful smiling faces with rosy cheeks and noses. A set of four hunting watercolours is recorded, as is ‘Boxing night at the music hall.’” It is possible that the watercolors mentioned are the ones offered here; they appear to have been done as illustrations to one of Surtees's novels, probably his masterpiece, Handley Cross.
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