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The County Election.

  • ARTIST: George Caleb Bingham

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Goupil & Co., New York, Paris, London.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: 1854.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 22 1/4 x 30" (56.4 x 76 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved after the painting by George Caleb Bingham. Engraved by John Sartain. George Caleb Bingham is considered by many to be America's finest genre painters. A number of his printed images, such as this one, have a political theme. Bingham was sent to the Whig convention at Rocheport, Missouri in 1840. It is believed that at this time he must have realized the artistic possibilities of the political scene and filled his drawing book up with sketches which were later utilized for his large compositions. The other two large companion scenes are "Stump Speaking" and the extremely rare "Verdict of the People."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A chine-colle imprint.

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for soft to moderate mat line surrounding image and two sections of brown paper tape in the upper corners of the margins. Easily matted out. Nicely hand colored.

  • REFERENCE: Bloch, "George Caleb Bingham Calalog Raisonne." P9.