The Politician

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The Politician
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John Keyse Sherwin after William Hogarth
The Politician
London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy 1822
Etching and copper engraving,
375 x 290mm
Hogarth's amusing sketch, originally executed for his friend Ebenezer
Forrest (d. 1783). A bespectacled politician, possibly a portrait of a Mr
Tilson a lacemaker in the Strand, sits at a table reading his newspaper so
intently that he fails to notice that he has carelessly set fire to the brim
of his tricorne hat with the candle which he hold in one hand.