Title engraved above image. Third state with the words 'Milicia Bill' on the coat pocket of the crippled voter in the left foreground. Third in a series Four prints of an election. Dedication engraved below image: To the Honble. Sr. Edward Walpole, Knight of the Bath. This plate is most humbly Inscrib'd by his most obedient humble servant Willm. Hogarth.
"A rural scene with a hustings where ailing men are being brought to vote and the able-bodied are amusing themselves with a drawing of one of the candidates, an execution broadside and a gin bottle; in the middle ground a coach bearing the sign of the Union Flag has collapsed, but its female passenger (Britannia) is unable to gain the attention of her coachmen who are absorbed in a card game; beyond, a bridge across a river is crowded with a riotous procession."--British Museum online catalogue.
Card games. Carriages & coaches. Crowds. Political elections. Riots.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1714-1760.
Cave, François Morellon La, active approximately 1700-1766, printmaker. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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