Chairing the members. Plate 4 [graphic] / engrav'd by W. Hogarth & F. Aviline [sic].
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] published 1st Janry., 1758, as the act directs
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 43.6 x 56 cm, on sheet 47.1 x 62 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3318 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 201
Title engraved above image. State from Paulson. State with the word "NDINTUR" added to the paper hanging from the upper window on the right. with other design enhancements. See Paulson. Fourth and final print in a series: Four prints of an election. Dedication etched below image: To the Honble. George Hay, one of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, &c,&c. This plate is most humbly inscrib'd by his most obedient, humble servant, Willm. Hogarth. Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth 's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-42. 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.
"Scene in a country town with two newly-elected members of parliament (one a representation of George Bubb Doddington, the other visible only as a shadow on a distant wall) carried shoulder-high along the street, led by a blind and ragged fiddler and surrounded by a chaotic and disreputable crowd; two chimney boys sit on the church wall, a dancing-bear interferes with a donkey's load and is about to be clubbed by the driver, the one-legged bear-leader (dressed in sailor's clothes) is engaged in a fight with a man swinging a flail, a rifle slung over a monkey's shoulder discharges to the horror of a black serving woman, a sow and her piglets up-end a woman as they charge across the street, a soldier stripped to the waist for a boxing bout is taking tobacco from a wrapper; to right, dishes of food are being carried into an elegant house where victory is being celebrated."--British Museum online catalogue.
Bears Blacks Chimney sweeps Donkeys Fighting Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Monkeys Peg legs Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Political elections Riots Servants Sotheby, Frederick E Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Street musicians Swine
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1714-1760 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century Engravings -- England -- London -- 1758 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1758 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1758
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