HOGARTH, WILLIAM. 1697-1764.
The Election series, comprising: An Election Entertainment; Canvassing for Votes; The Polling; Chairing the Members. London: 1755-1758 [or later].
4 engravings, the second engraved by Grignion after Hogarth, plates 435 x 560 mm, sheets approximately 470 x 625 mm. Loss to section of lower margin outside platemark of second.
"In this remarkably rich and complex quartet of pictures, Hogarth shows the various stages of an election campaign in the fictional country town of 'Guzzledown'," inspired by corruption in the General Election campaign of 1754 (Tate Britain, Hogarth exhibition, 2007).