The Rival Candidates

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The Rival Candidates
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(Thomas Rowlandson)

The Rival Candidates

London, W. Humphreys April 8th. 1784


Original hand colouring

240 x 360 mm


The three candidates for Westminster, Fox stands (centre), his hand on his breast, his arm outstretched holding his hat, his mouth open as if speaking; he is inscribed 'Demosthenes'. Lord Hood (left) stands directed to the right, his hands crossed on the head of his cane; he is 'Themistocles'. Sir Cecil Wray (right), his arms folded, looks over his right shoulder with a sly expression; he is 'Judas Iscariot'. BM 6510