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William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

An Election III: The Polling


Oil on canvas

Height: 102.2cm
Width: 131.1cm

Museum number: P73

Provenance help-art-provenance

Sold by the artist to the actor David Garrick; Soane purchased the four paintings that comprise the Election series from the sale of the effects of Mrs Garrick at Christie's 1823.


Britton, Union, 1827, pp. 40, 53-55
Soane, Description, 1830, pp.15 and 41
Soane, Description, 1835, p. 16-17
Ronald Paulson, Hogarth: His Life, Art and Times, 1971, vol. II, pp. 191-206 and passim
David Bindman, Hogarth, 1981, pp. 185-189 and passim
Elizabeth Einberg, Manners and Morals: Hogarth and British Painting 1700-1760, exh. cat., Tate Gallery, London, 1987, cats. 196-199, pp.209-215
Christina Scull, The Soane Hogarths, 1991
Peter Thornton and Helen Dorey, A Miscellany of objects from Sir John Soane's Museum, 1992, pp. viii, 44, 126, fig. 38
Paulson, Hogarth, 1993, Vol. III, p. 152-184 and passim
Jenny Uglow, Hogarth: A Life and a World, 1997, pp. 548-561 and passim
Matthew Craske, William Hogarth, 2000, passim
Christina Scull, The Soane Hogarths, second revised edition, 2007, pp.51-63 and passim
Lars Tharp, Hogarth's China: Hogarth's paintings and 18th-century ceramics, 1997, pp. 103-105
David Bindman, David Ekserdjian and William Palin (eds) Hogarth's Election Entertainment. Artists at the Hustings, exhibition catalogue published by Apollo for Sir John Soane's Museum, 2001
Mark Hallett and Christine Riding, Hogarth, exhibition catalogue, Tate, 2006, cats. 120-123, pp.228-231
New Description, 2007, pp.26-30 and 100

Exhibition history

Hogarth's Election Entertainment: Artists at the Hustings, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 23 March - 25 August 2001; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 6 October 2001 - 6 January 2002
Hogarth, Tate Britain, London, 2 December 1971 - 6 February 1972
Hogarth, Tate Britain, London, 5 February - 29 April 2007
Manners & Morals - Hogarth and British Painting 1700-1760, Tate Britain, London, 15 October 1987 - 3 January 1988
The Soane Hogarths, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 30 March - 19 June 2004; 26 August 2005 - 25 February 2006

Associated objects

P53, series
P56, series
P78, series

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