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 Introduction of Tobacco. Not understanding that Sir Walter Raleigh is enjoying his tobacco from the New World the servant thinks his master is on fire! It was reproduced on the lids of snuff-boxes, and since then has been largely used as an advertisement of Taddy’s “Myrtle Grove” Tobacco – the name Myrtle Grove being taken from Sir W. Raleigh’s Irish Residence.
SIZE: Easy to frame print size, 8 1/4 x 7 inches.
PROVENANCE: Family collection
Limited edition art prints with signed Certificate of Authenticity. $55 Reference number ENG005