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.

1900s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Mayor choosing happened every Charter Day in Newcastle until about 1932. From the ...

1920s
Penkhull Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Penkhull Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph of Penkhull Street in Newcastle was taken in 1927 and shows canopied ...

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, High street, Newcastle
Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle

The market at Newcastle can be traced back to 1172. Originally the market was held ...

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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