An election entertainment. Plate I [graphic] / painted and engraved by Wm. Hogarth.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] published 24th Febry. 1755, as the act directs
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 435 x 558 mm, on sheet 471 x 611 mm.
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
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." Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-39. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984. Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
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.
Children Demonstrations Eating & drinking Gin Intoxication Musicians Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Political elections Politicians Smoking Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Taverns (Inns)
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1714-1760 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century Engravings -- England -- London -- 1755 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1755 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1755
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