An election entertainment. Plate I [graphic] / painted and the whole engraved by Wm. Hogarth.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] published 24th Febry. 1755, as the act directs
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 433 x 567 mm, on sheet 460 x 624 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 devised by cataloger. Series title and number engraved above image. State from Paulson. Dedication etched below image: "To the Right Honourable Henry Fox, &c,&c,&c. This plate is humbly inscrib'd by his most obedient humble servt. Wm. Hogarth." Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-97. 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 ..."
Scene in a tavern on election day An election entertainment ; plate 1 An election entertainment. Plate 1.
Children Demonstrations Eating & drinking Gin Intoxication Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Musicians Political elections Politicians Smoking Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 Taverns (Inns)
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1755 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1755 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1755
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