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Canvassing for Votes

1755-1758
17 x 21 7/8 in. (43.2 x 55.6 cm)

William Hogarth
English (London, 1697 - 1764, London)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cohn
Accession Number: 1954.22
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Location: Not currently on view
Portfolio: Four Pictures of an Election

The second plate from a sequence of four entitled "Four Prints of An Election," based on four paintings also by Hogarth. The prints were originally published between February, 1755 and February, 1758.

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See catalogue raisonné entries for "Four Prints of an Election," in Ronald Paulson, "Hogarth's Graphic Works," 3rd rev. ed., London: The Print Room, 1989, p.162-163, 165-167, plates p. 392-393; see general discussion of this print series in Bernd W. Krysmanski, "Hogarth's Hidden Parts," Georg Olms Verlag, New York, 2010: pp. 147, 281, 309 note 936

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