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.
"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. Monkeys. Peg legs. Political elections. Riots. Servants. Street musicians. Swine.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1714-1760--Caricatures and cartoons.
Aveline, François Antoine, 1718-1762?, printmaker. 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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