The Polling: Four Prints of an Election, Plate 3

 
Series
Four Prints of an Election
Artist and Engraver
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
etching and engraving
Mark Descriptions
"Engraved by W. Hogarth & Le Cave"
Dimensions
15 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. (image) 17 1/4 x 23 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
30.1004
Collection
Not Currently On View

The opposing candidates dispute with each other in the polling booth, while clerks administer the oath to a variety of voters who have been brought by the parties from hospitals and jails: a maimed former soldier, an imbecile, and a dying man. To the right, Britannia’s coach is out of control because the coachman and the footman are preoccupied with the game of cards.

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