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
220x310mm
Narrow margins, laid onto old album sheet
£280
A rare early state. 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 III/IV.