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Print - The Humours of an Election
  • The Humours of an Election
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10
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The Humours of an Election

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1755 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2786

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DG, shelf 11, box A5

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1755 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

'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.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.

Production Note

The original painting was made in 1755.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Election; Satire; Women; Politics; Musical instruments; Men

Categories

Prints; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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