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The Humours of an Election

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

Canvassing for Votes; Depicting Tory and Whig agents outside a tavern, both attempting to bribe a farmer to vote for them; After Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Engraving print on paper.


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Object Type
Additional TitleCanvassing for Votes
Materials and Techniques
engraving print on paper
Brief Description
Canvassing for Votes; Part of the series 'The Humours of an Election'; After William Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Engraving print on paper; Engraved by Charles Grignion; English School; c.1755.
Physical Description
Canvassing for Votes; Depicting Tory and Whig agents outside a tavern, both attempting to bribe a farmer to vote for them; After Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Engraving print on paper.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Engrav'd by C. Grignion'
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.
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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
2/4 - series number
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.2787

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record createdApril 16, 2010
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