The Union Club
41.5 cm x 53.3 cm (16 5/16 in. x 21 in.)
(London, 1757 - 1815, London)
Medium and Support:
Etching with hand-coloring
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Anonymous gift, 2010
The Union Club in London, a fashionable spot for jovial debauchery, was established after the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 January 1801. In the foreground members of the ministry raise glasses, shake hands and celebrate the successful union while a heated fight takes places in the background.