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The Humours of an Election

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1755 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2787

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

c.1755 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Engrav'd by C. Grignion'

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

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.

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.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Woman; Corruption; Bribery; Men; Tavern; Tankards; Politics; Satire; Signs; Election; Pipes

Categories

Prints; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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