Lithograph, engraved by Claude Regnier
14 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches
Bingham was actively involved in politics, and in 1849 he was elected to the Missouri State Legislature. In Canvassing for a Vote he shows an innocent country bumpkin and a skeptical pot-bellied old gentleman listening to an enthusiastic politician, while a sensible dog lies dozing at their feet. The locale is Bingham's hometown of Arrow Rock, Missouri; the inn in the background still stands today.
This lithograph was commissioned by the New York art dealer Goupil, and the
painting can be found at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City,
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