Chairing the Members by Unknown Artist

The painting depicts Sir William and his rival 'Mr Schute of Pickenham' on a very crowded Swaffham Market Place in 1837 trying to persuade the electorate to 'vote for me'.


Oil on panel
24 x 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,000 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
Mandell's Gallery

The outline and upper stories of the buildings in the background have changed little since the artist recorded them.


Not known; Bonhams 2003; Mandell's Gallery.

Venue details

Swaffham Museum 4 London Street, Swaffham Norfolk PE37 7DQ 01760 721230

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