Category Archives: General Election
5 May 2015
This Thursday the UK holds a General Election. It hasn’t been a gripping election campaign. Not like the old days. In the mid 18th Century William Hogarth had plenty to work with – in his “Humours of an Election”, a series of oils – later engravings, he illustrates the election of a member of parliament in Oxfordshire in 1754. The paintings date to the...