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The Humours of an Election

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1758 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)
    Aviline, François Antoine, born 1727 - died 1780 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2789

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Chairing the Member; After Hogarth's 1755 oil painting of the same name; Depicting a victorious Tory candidate being carried through the streets on a chair; Engraving print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1758 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)
Aviline, François Antoine, born 1727 - died 1780 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Engrav'd by W. Hogarth and F. Aviline'

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

Chairing the Member; 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 François Antoine Aviline; English School; 1758.

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

Monkey; Victory; Chimney sweep; Violin; Politics; Pigs; Celebration; Satire; Men; Parade; Bear; Women; Election

Categories

Prints; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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