Chairing the Members: Four Prints of an Election, Plate 4

 
Series
Four Prints of an Election
Artist and Engraver
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
etching and engraving
Mark Descriptions
"Engraved by W. Hogarth & F. Aveline"
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (image) 17 1/4 x 23 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
30.1005
Collection
Not Currently On View

The winning candidate is paraded through the town in a rowdy procession led by a blind fiddler. Above, a flying goose bears a close resemblance to the bewigged victor. His supporters are paid off with kegs of free beer. The losing candidate is being consoled in the second-story window on the right. A feast of covered dishes is being brought into the house, suggesting that even losing politicians are always better off than the voters.

William George Sullivan; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1930.
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