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Wit's Last Stake, or the Cobbling Voters and Abject Canvassers

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Subject:
Charles James Fox (British, 1749–1806)
Subject:
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (British, Wimbledon, Surrey 1757–1806 Devonshire)
Date:
April 22, 1784
Medium:
Hand-colored etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 × 14 1/4 in. (26.3 × 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.62
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image center: "WIT'S LAST STAKE OR THE COBLING VOTERS and ABJECT CANVASSERS."; in brown ink in plate lower right: "April 1784"

Marking: Watermark: [large arms and fleur de lis]
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
Grego I.130-31, II.389; British Museum Satires 6548
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 6548.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 130, vol. II, p. 389.

The Grolier Club A Catalogue of Books Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, Together with a collection of original drawings by him Exh. cat. November 1916, Published in "History of the Westminster Election...The Second Edition. By Lovers of Truth and Justice. Audi Alterem Partem. London: Printed for the Editors...M.DCC.LXXXV...", cat. no. 2, p. 5.



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