An election entertainment. Plate I [graphic] / painted and engraved by Wm. Hogarth.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 8].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Wm. Hogarth],
published 24th Febry. 1755, as the act directs.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 435 x 558 mm, on sheet 471 x 611 mm.
Notes:
Title engraved above image.
State from Paulson.
The first plate of four of an election.
Dedication engraved below design: To the Right Honourable Henry Fox, &c,&c,&c. This plate is humbly inscrib'd by his most obedient humble servt. Wm. Hogarth.
Statement of responsibilty with heavily scored through word between "Painted and" and "engraved by Wm. Hogarth."
Abstract:
A dining room in a tavern is filled with drunken and rowdy men seated around a rectangular and a circular table that have been pushed together. More men and women are pushing through the doorway on the right. In the back of the room, a band of musicians play their instruments. Through the window demonstrators care signs with political messages: "Liberty and property" and "Marry and multiply in spite of the devil and the ..." State with hatching lines throughout strengthened. The space where "the whole" was is in the inscription is now crossed out with lines. Dark areas on the surface of the overturned table are removed.
Topics:
Children.
Demonstrations.
Eating & drinking.
Gin.
Intoxication.
Musicians.
Political elections.
Politicians.
Smoking.
Taverns (Inns)
Topics:
Great Britain--Politics and government--1714-1760--Caricatures and cartoons.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance)--18th century.--CtY-LW
Engravings--England--London--1755.
Etchings--England--London--1755.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1755.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby
39++
Folio 75 H67 800 v.2 (Oversize) Shelved in solander box
Hogarth 755.02.24.01.8++ Box 305
Sotheby 39++ Box 310
Orbis Record:
9884249
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30162
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3285
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 198
OID:
15947896
PID:
digcoll:2793021