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The Humours of an Election

Print
ca.1755 (engraved)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Print depicting a tavern dinner organised by the Whig candidates, while the Tories protest outside.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleAn Election Entertainment
Materials and Techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief Description
'An Election Entertainment'. Print depicting a tavern dinner organised by the Whig candidates, while the Tories protest outside. Part of the series 'The Humours of an Election'. Engraving by William Hogarth, ca.1755.
Physical Description
Print depicting a tavern dinner organised by the Whig candidates, while the Tories protest outside.
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
This series of engravings are taken from the four oil paintings produced by Hogarth in 1755, also called 'The Humours of an Election'. They illustrate the election of a member of parliament in Oxfordshire in 1754.
Production
The original painting was made in 1755.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.
Other Number
1/4 - series number
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.2786

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record createdApril 16, 2010
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