A caricature on the prevalence of bribery during elections, most probably that of 1826. The distraught rejected candidate, shown full-length and facing left is red in the face and pulling at his hair. His election placard lies on the floor and two notes are visible on the mantelpiece above a grill with fireplace tools: ‘Tavern expenses 500’ and ‘Bringing voters from London 800’. Through the window on the right, with flags flying, a cheering crowd carries the successful candidate in a chair above their heads.
- Artist: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, artist.
- Title: Rejected candidate [art original] / by Theodore Lane.
- Production: [London], [ca. 1826]
Drawings L265 no. 1 Box D205
Acquired March 2019