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The County Election

19th century
660 x 830 mm (26 x 32.7 in.)

John Sartain, American, (1808–1897)
After George Caleb Bingham, American, (1811–1879)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving, etching, and aquatint with hand coloring on chine collé on heavyweight wove paper
State: Before engraved lettering of title
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Proof before engraved lettering of title, with title drawn in pencil; published by Goupil & Co. (New York, Paris, London, Berlin). The hand coloring probably dates to the early 20th century.
Marks: Inscribed below image, lower left: “Painted by G.C. Bingham”; inscribed below image, lower right: “Engraved by John Sartain”; inscribed below image, lower center: “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1854 by G.C. Bingham in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.”; inscribed below title, lower center: “Published by Goupil & Co. New York-Paris-London-Berlin”; inscribed in pencil: “The County Election”
Bibliography: Laura K. Mills, American Allegorical Prints: Constructing an Identity (New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), no. 52, reproduced p. 14; see object file.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.30.1

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