Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1830 - 1844 (c.)

Description:Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist Robert William Buss for his final painting entitled The Mock Mayor.

The townsfolk of Newcastle-under-Lyme elected a 'mock mayor' in a parody of the formal election that took place among the town's councillors. The bucking donkey can be seen in the final painting.


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1830s
View of the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
View of the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This oil painting by James Hulse c. 1839 shows the High Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. ...

1870s
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the High Street looking north. In the background to the right of the ...

1890s
Hargreaves,  High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hargreaves, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of Hargreaves, maltster and hop merchant.

1910s
Boer War Veterans being awarded 'Freedom of the Borough', Newcastle-under-Lyme
Boer War Veterans being awarded 'Freedom of the Borough', Newcastle-under-Lyme

Freedom of the Borough being bestowed on Boer War veterans at base of Guildhall ...

1930s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is a very interesting view of the High Street as it is much changed today. ...

1950s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly ...

1970s
Newcastle Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newcastle Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle Market by J.W. Griffiths is a very colourful and lively streetscene with ...

1990s
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Watercolour signed by Alf Fallows and dated 1995 depicting the Guildhall clock and ...

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Creators: Mr Robert William Buss - Creator

Image courtesy of: Mr Joseph Mayer

Donor ref:Nm.2008.363 / PAC169-88 (22/22988)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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