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William Hogarth
Idle - Original Etching by William Hogarth - 1758

1758

$805.86

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The Polling is an original etching realized by William Hogarth in 1758. The etching was engraved also by Francois Morellon de la Cave. Original title: The Polling, Plate III: Four Prints of an Election. Signature on plate: "Engrav'd by W. Hogarth & Le Cave / Published 20 Febry. 1758. As the Act directs". Inscription on plate: "To the Honble. Sr. Edward Walpole Knight of the Bath. This plate is most humbly inscrib'd by his most obedient humble Servant Willm. Hogarth". The print is dedicated to Sir Edward Walpole, son of Sir Robert and consistent governor supporter, as well as collector of Hogarth's paintings. Includes passepartout and frame (62 x 2 x 74 cm). Good conditions, except for a browning of paper due to the signs of aging. Engraving after William Hogarth's third of the four paintings The Humours of an Election (1754-58), his last painted cycle about contemporary affairs. The paintings are now in Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Hogarth shifted his attention from the squalor of urban life to the corruption of the political world. He drew inspiration from the notorious contest between the liberal Whig party and the conservative Tory party to win Oxfordshire’s parliamentary seats in the General Election of 1754. Hogarth depicts the four 'humours' of an election, and, in this plate, he scrutinizes the electoral process itself. The Polling is the third scene of the series, and depicts the voters at the polling stand with two candidates. Each side tries to extract votes from whomever they can whilst disputing the other side’s right to do the same. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    1758
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
  • Medium
  • Period
    1750-1759
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1072901stDibs: LU65036403142

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Rome, Italy
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