Chairing the members. Plate 4 [graphic] / engrav'd by W. Hogarth & F. Aviline [sic].

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
published 1st Janry., 1758, as the act directs
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 43.6 x 56 cm, on sheet 47.1 x 62 cm
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
"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.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Aveline, Franc╠žois Antoine, 1718-1762? [Printmaker]
Topics:
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
Topics:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1714-1760 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1758
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1758
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1758
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Sotheby 42++ Box 310
Orbis Record:
9884545
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22265
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030582
PID:
digcoll:2808323