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Canvassing for Votes (plate II): one of Four Prints of An Election
Canvassing for Votes (plate II): one of Four Prints of An Election
Date:
1757
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
43.5 x 55.6 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
L109.1966
Acquisition Date:
1966-01-01
Credit Line:

California State Library long loan

A most fantastical 17th century London Street scene - beginning from the left - 1) two wigged rogues drink, smoke and gamble at a heavy rustic table - 2) a stone throwing gun shooting riot in front of the Excise office - two men of opposing sides both bribe a sly man for his vote(s)? - 4) beneath a political plackard a gentleman would sell trinkets to two young women on a balcony above him - 5) a man on one knee with a bunble of "prepared" notes before him offers one to the trinketty fellow - 6) at an open window two men devour a large pie and a roast chicken - 7) a sculpted lion who eats his own tail provides a proper place for a maid to count her coins while an interested soldier watches her partly concealed behind a door jamb. (Jim Hahn 02/17/95)
Sixth state of the plate

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”