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Election Candidates

A work made of hand-colored etching on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of hand-colored etching on ivory wove paper.

Date:

published May 20, 1807

Artist:

James Gillray (English, 1756-1815)
published by Hannah Humphrey (English, c. 1745-1818)

About this artwork

Despite its jovial hand coloring, James Gillray’s response to the 1807 parliamentary election in the district of Westminster caricatures real candidates with ruthlessness. Here Gillray implied that the winner, the radical Sir Francis Burdett, had extra help. Burdett becomes the goose atop the pole, supported by a demonic figure with a pitchfork, while the agitated constituency below degenerates into a mob.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James Gillray

Title

Election Candidates

Place

England (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1807

Medium

Hand-colored etching on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 31.5 × 25 cm (12 7/16 × 9 7/8 in.); Plate: 36 × 25.8 cm (14 3/16 × 10 3/16 in.); Sheet: 36.8 × 28.7 cm (14 1/2 × 11 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas F. Furness in memory of William McCallin McKee

Reference Number

1928.1282

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