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Election Scene

Circa 1784

John Nixon (ca. 1750 - 1818)

Width: 39.2 cm; Height: 30.1 cm;

Inscription, D590/ John Nixon Exh RA 1781-1815 / A Study of the Westminster Election 1784 / Candidates Sir Cecil Wray [the former name added in a bubble and the single 'Wray' written in that space crossed out] agst Fox + Hood / LGD / Sec Wray on hat
Inscription, WRAY
Inscription, H /8
Inscription, FOX
Inscription, J Nixon
Inscription, The furious Election, at which Charles James Fox defeated Wray, largely through the help of Gorgiana, the / beautiful Duchess of Devonshire, who secured the votes of a butcher by giving him a kiss. //
Inscription, No. 1255-
Inscription, John Nixon / op 1781 - in 1818 / Election Scene - Westminster 1784 / Sir Cecil Wray, C.J. Fox + Hood / L. Duke Coll. //
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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