Vuillard's affiliation with the Nabis exposed his to the cross-section of the avant-garde, including Thadée Natanson, the publisher of the cultural periodical La Revue Blanche, and members of the Parisian theater community who commissioned him to design production sets for plays by Ibsen and Meaterlinck. Ibsen's play An Enemy of the People, wherein Dr. Stockman is accused of poisoning the town's hot springs by its citizens, may well have been the inspiration for the present work. The present composition depicts a political gathering of the kind Vuillard might well have attended given his involvement with the Parisian intelligentsia. Arthur Huc, director of La Dépêche, praised the work and said Vuillard "supremely masters his palette and brush, as is proved by his Electoral Meeting, in which, with only a few splashed of color and without laboring the drawing, the painter has given us the sensation of an incredibly swarming crowd" (quoted in Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, op. cit., p. 386).
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