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William Hogarth Four Humours of an Election Canvassing for Votes

William Hogarth Four Humours of an Election Canvassing for Votes


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William Hogarth Four Humours of an Election Canvassing for Votes

Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarths Humours of an Election. They illustrate the election of a member of parliament in Oxfordshire in 1754. Canvassing for Votes This scene depicts Tory and Whig agents, both attempting to bribe an innkeeper to vote for them. The crowd outside the tavern is visible in the background

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18th Century 18th Century Style Bar Drink Establishment British Culture Cartoon Crime Criminal Activity Election English Culture European Culture Fine Art Painting Food And Drink Establishment Government Governmental Occupation Image Created 18th Century Nostalgia Political Party Political Rally Politician Politics Problems Satire Social Issues Voting William Hogarth Bribing Conservative Party Innkeeper Retro Styled Whig


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This vintage engraving captures a scene from William Hogarth's iconic series, "The Four Humours of an Election". Set in Oxfordshire in 1754, the print showcases the intense canvassing for votes during a parliamentary election. In this particular image, Tory and Whig agents are seen engaging in dubious tactics as they attempt to bribe an innkeeper into supporting their respective parties. The background reveals a bustling crowd outside the tavern, emphasizing the fervor surrounding political campaigns at that time. The artwork is created using 18th-century style techniques such as woodcut and engraving, adding to its historical charm. Hogarth's satirical approach shines through as he highlights the corruption and criminal activities associated with elections during this period. This print serves as both a commentary on governmental occupation and a reflection of societal issues prevalent at that time. With its black-and-white aesthetic, this antique illustration transports viewers back to English culture in the 18th century. It evokes nostalgia for history enthusiasts while shedding light on political problems that have persisted throughout centuries. Overall, this artwork by Duncan1890 offers a glimpse into past political rallies and reminds us of how far we have come while also acknowledging enduring challenges within our democratic systems.

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