[Canvassing in Northumberland (Untitled).]
Etching, 210 x 235mm. 8¼ x 9¼". A good impression.
A stout pugnacious-looking man walks between two others, who both take his arm, the man on the right being the candidate, hat in hand. He addresses a plainly dressed elector (left) who uses two sticks, as if gouty; he throws out his right arm across the insignificant-looking candidate's chest, saying, In behalf of Mr L——l and in the Name of my N——le R——tive [Noble Relative] I solicit your Vote for the next General Election. The elector looks over his shoulder to say: None of your flummery to me about R——tives Ive given a Plumper to Bell, and Ill stand to him. The other canvasser, who wears fashionable riding-dress, says: Then Sir the first time I catch you with a Gun in your Hand Ill commit you under the Game Act. From a set of satirical prints concerning the South Northumberland election of 1826. seeRef:13629
BM Satires: 15121.
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