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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:

    c.1755 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)
    François Morellon la Cave (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2788

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

c.1755 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)
François Morellon la Cave (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Engrav'd by W. Hogarth and Le Cave'

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

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.

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 second engraver of this print is recorded as only 'Le Cave', this is most probably Francois Morellon La Cave.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Corruption; Politics; Election; Women; Men; Carriage; Bridge; Voters; Satire

Categories

Prints; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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