State of the Poll.At the Close of the memorable Contest for Northumberland.
Etching, sheet 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼". Trimmed to plate. Closed tear to upper edge.
Political satire; Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878) stands triumphantly atop the poll for the June 1826 general election in Northumberland; his rivals are left behind as the attempt to scale the podium. The victor is supported by rope tied around his waist and has been hoisted by numerous miniature figures in background clouds to left and right. The votes cast for each candidate are recorded below the title; the two Tory candidates Liddell and Matthew Bell were returned.
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