Soliciting a Vote.
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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