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The County Election.

  • ARTIST: George Caleb Bingham

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

  • MEDIUM: Chine-colle stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: 1854.

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

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by John Sartain. Printed by George Caleb Bingham. George Caleb Bingham is considered by many to be America's finest genre painter. 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 fore his large compositions. The other two large companion scenes are "Stump Speaking" and the extremely rare "Verdict of the People".

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A very fine example with unusually large margins. Under lower publication line is additional line "Printed by Henry Sartain, Phil.a."

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Some very minor foxing and damp staining along the outer margin. Extra-wide margins.