A caricature on the prevalence of bribery during elections, most probably that of 1826. The successful liberal candidate stands on a platform before a cheering crowd and people waving from the windows of adjoining building. In the ‘Committee Room’ behind him, an official pays a man holding a sign inscribed ‘No bribery or corruption’ with the word ‘and’ between bribery and corruption scored through. On the right is an armchair and behind it stand two large flags; two flowers on the chair match the flower on the lapel of the candidate.
- Artist: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, artist.
- Title: Chosen candidate [art original] / by Theodore Lane.
- Production: [London], [ca. 1826]
Drawings L265 no. 2 Box D205
Acquired March 2019