For many years Buss made sure he had pictures in the Spring Exhibition at the Royal Academy--which was an artist's showcase for prospective clients. Like many other leading artists he also exhibited at the British Institution and the famous Suffolk Street Gallery. A number of his oils were so popular that they were engraved and printed for a wider audience.
DESCRIPTION: The Monopolist. Painted in oils in 1840 and exhibited at Suffolk Street the picture pokes fun at the arrogance of the wealthy classes who would deny the poor man even the merest sight of a fire to warm his hands. This engraving is not the final impression and so lacks detail and depth at this stage. But it's all we have.
SIZE: Easy to frame print size, 8 x 6 inches.
PROVENANCE: Family collection
Limited edition art prints with signed Certificate of Authenticity. $55 Reference number ENG007