The composition focuses on her back, and creates another verbal pun: she is literally “turning her back” on the urgency of the election…
More information about the Library’s Hogarth collections Many prints, drawings, and paintings now in the Lewis Walpole Library once belonged to Horace Walpole and often include annotations in his own hand.
Portrait miniatures and oil paintings, many in fine examples of period frames, include Most of the Library’s caricatures, satires, and other graphic materials, are cataloged in Orbis, Yale’s Library catalog.
The woman on the right is wearing a dress with a ludicrously full skirt.
Her companion wears a long pigtail and is carrying a huge white fur muff.
They had even gone as far as enquiring about enrolling at St Bride School of Printing, only to be turned down because courses were only open to trade union apprentices whose numbers were strictly controlled.
Nevertheless, undeterred they entered the small printing supplier and explained their plight.The roughly 30,000 works on paper include over 10,000 caricatures and satirical prints, important holdings of drawings, and portrait and topographical prints, most of which are cataloged and searchable in Orbis or Quicksearch and browsable in the Library’s Digital Images Collection or Find It.The collection includes many important works by such artists as The Library holds the most complete collection of fine-impression prints by Hogarth in the United States.This image on the printing plate was the reverse of the final image.The grooves were then filled with ink and the image was transferred onto a blank sheet of paper.Object Type This print by William Hogarth is an etching.