Original Print by Thomas Rowlandson


Procession to the Hustings after a Successful Canvass No 14

By Thomas Rowlandson

This is an original etching dated 1784 – hand coloured.

At the base of the print is engraved London Published April 30 1784 by G.Humphrey Printseller & Dealer in Natural Curiosities No 48 Long Acre.

It shows and exuberant procession led by Georgina Duchess of Devonshire (Princess Diana’s great-great-great Aunt) accompanied by two other ladies. They are going to the hustings (where public voting took place) in Covent Garden – the church of St Pauls Covent Garden is just recognisable on the left hand side.

Georgina was a supporter of Charles James Fox – the leader of the Whig party – hence the placard with a fox on it.

This is an original 18th century engraving. It has at some point been folded – twice but is in reasonable condition. And some silly idiot has pencilled (faintly) the word Gillray in the bottom right hand corner. This is either due to ignorance, or the belief that a picture by Gillray is worth more than one by Rowlandson. 

And for those of you who are keen on the Duchess of Devonshire (or indeed anything remotely to do with the late Diana, Princess of Wales) please note that we have a clay pipe fragment representing her in our things that will break if you drop them on the floor’ department.

It measures approx 15 inches by 11inches and is currently in a ‘Hogarth’ frame that does not do it justice.

We will post to anywhere in the world – email us for the cost – we recommend having it insured while in transit also.

If you visit our Manager's Office and ask to see the Price Negotiator you may get your knuckles rapped - this is a good price for what this is.. but it might be worth a try.....

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