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The Rival Candidates
The Rival Candidates
Publisher:
Date:
1784
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
23.9 x 35.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2469
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Satire on the candidates for the 1784 Westminster election; in the centre Charles James Fox labelled 'Demosthenes', Samuel Hood to the left labelled 'Themistocles', and Sir Cecil Wray labelled 'Judas Iscariot'.
This was later published in the book 'History of the Westminster Election'

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”