- Museum number
Object: The Polling Plate III
Series: Four Prints of an Election
A rural scene with a hustings where ailing men are being brought to vote and the able-bodied are amusing themselves with a drawing of one of the candidates, an execution broadside and a gin bottle; in the middle ground a coach bearing the sign of the Union Flag has collapsed, but its female passenger (Britannia) is unable to gain the attention of her coachmen who are absorbed in a card game; beyond, a bridge across a river is crowded with a riotous procession. Published state. 1758
Etching and engraving
- Production date
Height: 438 millimetres
Width: 557 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After the painting in Sir John Soane's Museum.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 Jan-Apr, USA, Berkeley AM, Hogarth and his Times
1998 Jun-Aug, Ottawa, NGC, Hogarth and his Times
1998 Sep-Nov, USA, NY, Columbia Univ, Hogarth and his Times
2001 Mar-Aug, London, Soane Museum, Hogarth's Election Entertainment
2001/2 Oct- Jan, Newcastle, Laing Gallery, Hogarth's Election Entertainment
2008/9 Oct-Mar, London, British Library, Taking Liberties ...
2014 May-Oct, Hannover, Lower Saxony State Museum, 'Hanoverians'
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Oxfordshire Election 1754
- Acquisition date
- 1827 (before)
- Acquisition notes
- See comment on S,2.1.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number