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General Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
General Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. during the address of the President, Lord Francis Egerton, M.P. at Manchester, June 23, 1842.
R.W. Buss. G.H. Adcock.
[c.1842.]
Engraving on india laid paper, 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11". Margins foxed; a fine impression.
An audience of men and women listening to a speech by the president Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (1800 - 1857) at the general meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Manchester in 1842. The aim of the association, founded in 1831, was to present to the public the latest scientific discoveries, and to debate the effects on people's lives these innovations would have. The annual meeting was an important public arena for the discussion of scientific matters. After Robert William Buss (1804 - 1875).
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
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Soliciting a Vote.
Soliciting a Vote.
Painted by R.W. Buss. Engraved by [****]
London Published June 1834 by Ackermann & Co, [****] Strand.
Finely coloured mezzotint, proof before title. 400 x 500mm, 15¾ x 19¾". Trimmed to plate, some wear to edges, lettering faint.
A canvasser attempting to win over a voter, painted by Robert William Buss (1804-75), best known for illustrating Charles Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' and his painting, 'Dickens' Dream'. The Literary Gazette reviewed the painting: "In this performance, considered as a work of art, the talents of Mr Buss are seen to greater advantage than in any of his former productions. The satire is pungent; and the extremes of servility on the one hand, and insolence on the other… are admirably portrayed".
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