Hudibras encounters the Skimmington [graphic] / W. Hogarth inv. et sculp.
[London] [Philip Overton and John Cooper] 
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; sheet 27.0 x 50.3 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 510 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 88 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 79
Title engraved below image. Title from Paulson: Hudibras and the Skimmington. State, publisher, and date from Paulson. Caption on either side of title, begins: "This said, they both advanc'd, and rode a dog-trot through the bawling crowd ..." Description based on imperfect impression; loss of text on lower edges and second section of verse; sheet trimmed to plate mark. Purchased from John Grant, Ltd., Edinburgh; August 1940; £20 Kinnaird lot. With Kinnaird bookplate; disbound at Yale. Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
A riotous scene in a country village where a shrewish wife and hen-pecked husband are mocked by their neighbors, cuckold's horns and a petticoat are held aloft while "rough music" is played; Hudibras rides into the crowd to protest at what he describes as a Devil's Procession.
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 Cats Crowds Effigies Horns Horses Kettles Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Noise Parades & processions Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864 Puritans -- England Riots Signs (Notices) Spouses Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Book illustrations Engravings -- England -- London -- 1726 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1726 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1725
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