This blog reposts a collection of famed bondage artist Robert Bishop, most often just called "The Bishop".
The images were posted some years ago on alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.bondage by Hunter Rose, an avid collector of Bishop's art.

Since the originals were destroyed by the artist prior to committing suicide at age 46, these scans comprise most of what is still available of Bishop's work.

The collection had at a time wide circulation on the Internet, but the comments of Hunter Rose were often lost in the process. Here the AFAIK complete set of 1359 images will be reposted, together with the comments of Hunter Rose.

Of course, all this posts are to be considered NSFW.

7th October 2014

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An enlarged section of the previous scan. Needless to say, there is some loss of detail, but it *did* deserve a closer look!
[BISH0763]

An enlarged section of the previous scan. Needless to say, there is some loss of detail, but it *did* deserve a closer look!

[BISH0763]

7th October 2014

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The next several pieces accompany a story by “Nob”, titled “A Master for the Queen”. This apparently is one of a series featuring a character named “Betsy Bond”, “Queen of Bondage Films”. In an earlier installment, the introduction tells us, “Betsy” described her discovery of B&D and her experiments in self-bondage. In this entry, Betsy looks for, and finds a Master.
After meeting in an upscale bar, where Betsy has been waiting for the right kind of man to approach her, she eagerly accompanies a dominant to his lair. He immediately puts her in bondage, replacing her clothes with the costume of his desire. Here are the results: Betsy is spread eagle between two poles, her bra replaced by nylon nets that squeeze her breasts and stimulate the nipples poking through the centers. A leather skirt cinched around her waist has a hem of weighted thongs, to stimulate her bare loins as she squirms around. A pear gag held in place by a harness wrapping around her head stifles her moans of pleasure.
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The next several pieces accompany a story by “Nob”, titled “A Master for the Queen”. This apparently is one of a series featuring a character named “Betsy Bond”, “Queen of Bondage Films”. In an earlier installment, the introduction tells us, “Betsy” described her discovery of B&D and her experiments in self-bondage. In this entry, Betsy looks for, and finds a Master.

After meeting in an upscale bar, where Betsy has been waiting for the right kind of man to approach her, she eagerly accompanies a dominant to his lair. He immediately puts her in bondage, replacing her clothes with the costume of his desire. Here are the results: Betsy is spread eagle between two poles, her bra replaced by nylon nets that squeeze her breasts and stimulate the nipples poking through the centers. A leather skirt cinched around her waist has a hem of weighted thongs, to stimulate her bare loins as she squirms around. A pear gag held in place by a harness wrapping around her head stifles her moans of pleasure.

[BISH0762]

30th September 2014

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I thought a closer look at yon lady was warranted, so I re-sized the original scan and cropped it. It’s a little pixelated, but still a nice reflection on the artwork. As you might expect, this is BISH0761. (JPGing the image didn’t seem to distort it this time; sometimes it works on the color pics, sometimes it doesn’t. Go figure.)
[BISH0761]

I thought a closer look at yon lady was warranted, so I re-sized the original scan and cropped it. It’s a little pixelated, but still a nice reflection on the artwork. As you might expect, this is BISH0761. (JPGing the image didn’t seem to distort it this time; sometimes it works on the color pics, sometimes it doesn’t. Go figure.)

[BISH0761]

30th September 2014

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This is the introductory art for this issue’s installment of “The Bondage Club”. It includes text describing the “rules” for the club, and implies that the following pictorial is actually taken from real B&D sessions. I presuuume that that is a conceit, since it was always the Harmony magazines that used submissions from real couples, an HOM that always (as far as I know) stuck to using professional models.
This image arrived as a 69K color JPG, but after resizing and some background correction, it always seemed blurred after being converted back into a JPG. Therefore, you get a 256 color GIF instead. Sorry, my fault; but it still looks pretty damn good!
The introductory text for “The Bondage Club” runs below a sign, which is mounted on a signpost. Also attached to the signpost is today’s captive, naked except for her thigh boots and leather panties and garter belt. A short bar is strapped between her ankles, and a rope from its center runs to a ring in the signpost and along its length, running though another ring to be tied off to the metal collar locked around her neck. The collar also sports rods holding the cuffs around her wrists ridgedly up beside her head. A ball gag dangles around her neck, although it’ll have to be unfastened to be lifted above the collar and placed in her mouth. A nose ring completes her bondage accessories.
[BISH0760]

This is the introductory art for this issue’s installment of “The Bondage Club”. It includes text describing the “rules” for the club, and implies that the following pictorial is actually taken from real B&D sessions. I presuuume that that is a conceit, since it was always the Harmony magazines that used submissions from real couples, an HOM that always (as far as I know) stuck to using professional models.

This image arrived as a 69K color JPG, but after resizing and some background correction, it always seemed blurred after being converted back into a JPG. Therefore, you get a 256 color GIF instead. Sorry, my fault; but it still looks pretty damn good!

The introductory text for “The Bondage Club” runs below a sign, which is mounted on a signpost. Also attached to the signpost is today’s captive, naked except for her thigh boots and leather panties and garter belt. A short bar is strapped between her ankles, and a rope from its center runs to a ring in the signpost and along its length, running though another ring to be tied off to the metal collar locked around her neck. The collar also sports rods holding the cuffs around her wrists ridgedly up beside her head. A ball gag dangles around her neck, although it’ll have to be unfastened to be lifted above the collar and placed in her mouth. A nose ring completes her bondage accessories.

[BISH0760]

29th September 2014

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This is ViseConsul’s close-up tribute to the artwork from BISH0757. I took the liberty of blowing it up to “standard” size; any distortion in the picture is my responsibility. ViceConsul donated *very* clear scans to work with.
[BISH0759]

This is ViseConsul’s close-up tribute to the artwork from BISH0757. I took the liberty of blowing it up to “standard” size; any distortion in the picture is my responsibility. ViceConsul donated *very* clear scans to work with.

[BISH0759]

29th September 2014

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ViceConsul and I *both* liked this artwork. <g> He donated two scans in different sizes and his own close-up. I took the liberty of cropping the larger scan to produce “my” close-up here. ViceConsul’s version follows tomorrow, along with more of his scans from this magazine.
[BISH0758]

ViceConsul and I *both* liked this artwork. <g> He donated two scans in different sizes and his own close-up. I took the liberty of cropping the larger scan to produce “my” close-up here. ViceConsul’s version follows tomorrow, along with more of his scans from this magazine.

[BISH0758]

29th September 2014

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These pieces appeared in &#8220;Bound to Please&#8221;, volume 2, number 2. This is the inside cover art for the issue, the &#8220;realization&#8221; of the &#8220;virtual&#8221; post in BISH0746. The description I offered at that time is largely correct:
"A woman in a latex catsuit sits on a stool with her ankles bound together and a line between them running up to her collar, as her captor pulls her arms back and up behind her back in strappado fashion to finish binding them. She wears a headband of some sort, and a cloth gag to quiet her cries."
We do discover that I was mistaken in describing her arm binding as a strappado. Her captor is drawing a rope around her shoulder, apparently to draw her wrist up against her shoulderblade and tie it there. The distorted image was too indistinct to make this detail out, but the rest of the description is accurate.
[BISH0757]

These pieces appeared in “Bound to Please”, volume 2, number 2. This is the inside cover art for the issue, the “realization” of the “virtual” post in BISH0746. The description I offered at that time is largely correct:

"A woman in a latex catsuit sits on a stool with her ankles bound together and a line between them running up to her collar, as her captor pulls her arms back and up behind her back in strappado fashion to finish binding them. She wears a headband of some sort, and a cloth gag to quiet her cries."

We do discover that I was mistaken in describing her arm binding as a strappado. Her captor is drawing a rope around her shoulder, apparently to draw her wrist up against her shoulderblade and tie it there. The distorted image was too indistinct to make this detail out, but the rest of the description is accurate.

[BISH0757]

29th September 2014

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What *IS* it with you people??? I no sooner say that “Gee, it would be nice if …”, and the clouds part, the choir invisible sings (think “Time Bandits”: “Ah ah ah *AHHHHHHHH*!!!”), and some angel drops the very thing I was asking for right into my lap.

'Course, there's plenty of times when you guys just ignore me… <whine, mutter, groan> But, this isn't one of them!

You may recall a pair of heavily distorted images, taken from a photograph of magazine pages laying on a table as props. (The original photo was shown in BISH0744.) I was particularly intrigued by a piece from an issue of “Bound to Please” (BISH0746), and asked that anyone with that issue contact me so that scanning arrangements could be made…

That was last Monday. By Thursday, I had received SCANS of the page in question, with the offer of scans of the other artwork in the magazine. (!!!!!)

It just *DON’T* get any more helpful than that! As a matter of fact, as I was posting scans from “Bondage Life”, my scans from issues of “Bound to Please” were scheduled to follow, so these squeaked in juuust in time to be inserted in place.

The following *10* posts have been donated by “ViceConsul”. He sent scans of 5 pieces of artwork, some with multiple scans. I took the liberty of doing some re-sizing and color adjustment, and cobbled up some “close-ups” in addition to the donated scans. (I also had to renumber some 95 posts to squeeze these in here. Oy! Youse peoples is *killin*’ me!! <whine, mutter groan> <g> But, PLEASE *DO* keep it up!!!)

(Ya know, this “ViceConsul” guy is a righteous dude! Not only did he previously gift me with scans of one of my favorite old pictorials (which will be posted in the distant future), but he offered scans of “Bishop on Bondage”, volume 1, number 5, which I happened to have covered already. I ask that you think very kindly of him and the other folks who have given their efforts to our collections.)

23rd September 2014

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A seemingly even younger captive (but not TOO young) stands bound in an attic. Her clothes have been taken from her and a rope around her neck is tied off to a ring set in the sloping ceiling. A brief harness of rope surrounds her breasts and serves as an anchor for her wrists to be tied to, behind her back. A metal strip has been tied between her ankles to serve as a spreader bar, and a ball gag has been strapped into her mouth to keep her from calling to her neighbors for help. A childhood teddy bear looks cross-eyed upon her, but offers no other help.
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A seemingly even younger captive (but not TOO young) stands bound in an attic. Her clothes have been taken from her and a rope around her neck is tied off to a ring set in the sloping ceiling. A brief harness of rope surrounds her breasts and serves as an anchor for her wrists to be tied to, behind her back. A metal strip has been tied between her ankles to serve as a spreader bar, and a ball gag has been strapped into her mouth to keep her from calling to her neighbors for help. A childhood teddy bear looks cross-eyed upon her, but offers no other help.

[BISH0756]

23rd September 2014

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BISH0755 shows the frightened face of a slightly younger captive, who stares out over the straps of the gag harness wrapped around her face. A polished ball gag sits nestled in her mouth, below the metal ring through her nose. A thin chain with a large ring for an ornament (a special key, perhaps) clings to her delicate neck.
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BISH0755 shows the frightened face of a slightly younger captive, who stares out over the straps of the gag harness wrapped around her face. A polished ball gag sits nestled in her mouth, below the metal ring through her nose. A thin chain with a large ring for an ornament (a special key, perhaps) clings to her delicate neck.

[BISH0755]