Electioneering in a London Tavern
Inscribed Westminster Elections/The Friends of Liberty/are requested to meet/R. B. SHERIDAN/at the Hustings on/Monday 3 November 1806 on a bill posted on the wall (ul)
Oil on canvas
39 1/2 x 50 1/8 inches (100.4 x 127.3 cm)
The noted playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) had a distinguished career as a member of Parliament from 1780 until 1812. The young man in this painting appears to have stopped into a tavern to post a notice of an upcoming campaign rally for him prior to the election of 1806.
C Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
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