Two Candidates for the City of B…..l General Election Octr. 1812.

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Two Candidates for the City of B…..l General Election Octr. 1812.
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Charles Williams

Two Candidates for the City of B…..l General Election Octr. 1812.

 (Pub Oct 1812 …) Imprint scored over.

Etching

Original hand colouring

240 x 335 mm.

Trimmed to image and below title.

£160

The scene is two candidates in the foreground, one is kneeling, doffing his crescent-shaped cocked hat, at the feet of the other, who holds a round hat with an election favour. The kneeling man has tonsured baldness with curly hair and is evidently Protheroe. He says ; Do Sir, assist me, I have no other dependance I assure you on my Honor I am no Wig. The other, Davis, answers ; Sir I believe you! – I cannot say anything you must apply to my Friends. There is a landscape background with the buildings of Bristol, the river with boats, and the hills on the opposite shore.

A satire on the coalition between the Whig and Tory candidates for Bristol, Protheroe and Davis, by which Romilly was defeated.

BM 11907