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The Humours of an Election

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

The Polling; After Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Depicting voters declaring their support for the Whigs (orange) or Tories (blue), while agents from both sides employ unscrupulous tactics; Engraving print on paper.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Polling
Materials and Techniques
engraving print on paper
Brief Description
The Polling; 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 William Hogarth and Le Cave; English School; c.1755.
Physical Description
The Polling; After Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Depicting voters declaring their support for the Whigs (orange) or Tories (blue), while agents from both sides employ unscrupulous tactics; Engraving print on paper.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Engrav'd by W. Hogarth and Le Cave'
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 second engraver of this print is recorded as only 'Le Cave', this is most probably Francois Morellon La Cave.
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
3/4 - series number
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.2788

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record createdApril 16, 2010
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