The Stagecoach or Country Inn Yard

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The Stagecoach or Country Inn Yard
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William Hogarth
The Stagecoach or Country Inn Yard
London, William Hogarth 1747
Copper engraving
Trimmed on platemark
A rare early state, with the flag in the background inscribed No Old Baby (the cry used by the political opponents of the Tory and Jacobite sympathiser John Child Tylney, later Earl Tylney, when he became candidate for Essex) and before the sides of the coach have been marked to indicate panelling. Hogarth's satire showing the courtyard of the galleried Old Angle (Angel) Inn at election time. In the foreground a coach is preparing to depart and an enormously fat old woman is being pushed by the guard through the coach door, a potbellied tradesman haggles with the conductor about his ticket, and an election riot is going on in the background. Paulson 167 II/IV.