Bassetlaw Election 1890.The Race for the Bassetlaw Stakes [,..]
Pen lithograph, rare; printed area 330 x 350mm (13 x 13¾"). Creases; staining to title area.
Print promoting the Conservative candidate in the 1890 Bassetlaw by-election, Sir Frederick Milner. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP, William Beckett-Denison. Milner is astride a calm horse inscribed 'Donovan', and receives advice and confidences from those around him. In the background is the Liberal candidate John William Mellor, whose horse is out of control and worries a nearby punter, who says 'He's Dangerous John. I'll write to Foljambe' (Foljambe, a former MP for the area, supported Milner's candidature. In the top left is 'Sir Frederick's Motto: Righteousness, Justice and Truth', with verses praising him below. Milner won the election, returning with a substantially increased Conservative majority.
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