[Sir Henry Edwards, Bart.]
[London, Henry Graves & Co, 1873.]
Proof mezzotint on india, printsellers' blindstamp. Signed by artist and engraver, limited to 75 signed proofs, in this state, 690 x 470mm. Some damage to margins.
Sir Henry Edwards, 1st Baronet (1812-1886), High Sheriff of Yorkshire, here shown as Lieut-Colonel Commandant of the 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry. His election as MP for Halifax and Beverley in 1868 was declared void due to corruption: an enquiry 'conclusively established that out of the constituency of something over 1,100, about 800 were open to bribery and other corrupt influences. Of these, about 250 on each side, it was stated, claimed 'the usual money payment' as a right from a candidate of their own colour, and only looked upon it as a bribe when accepted from one of the other side. The remaining 300 were returned as without political principles, and were locally known as 'rolling stock.''.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4592] £290.00