Sr. Hudibras his passing worth, the manner how he sally'd forth [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth inven. et sculp.

[State 3].
Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 27.0 x 34.8 cm, on sheet 28.6 x 36.4 cm
Title engraved below image.
Title from Paulson: Hudibras sallying forth.
State and date from Paulson.
Verse in four columns, two on either side of the title: "When civil dudgeon first grew high, and men fell out they knew not why: when Gospel-trumpeter surrrounded with long-ear'd rout, to battel sounded, and pulpit drum ecclesiastick was beat with fist, instead of a stick, then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling and out he rose a colonelling. A squire he had, whose name was Ralph, that in th' adventure went his half. An equal stock of wit and valour he had laid in, by birth a taylor. Their armes and equipage did fit as well as vertues, parts and wit their valorus too were of a rate, and out they sally'd at the gate."
Numbered '2' in upper right corner.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-84. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984.
Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
Printed 1768?
Hudibras and Ralpho riding on tired, emaciated horses travel on a country road. In the foreground to the left, a dog snarls at their approach while to the right, a man, holding a rake in one hand and his hat in his other hand, laughs at the sight of the rotund rider as he backs into and knocks over a table laden with baskets of produce and a tankard as he bends toward the riders. Behind him on the right, his wife grabs for the falling baskets and reaches for him to prevent further damage, a look of alarm on her face.
Variant Titles:
Sir Hudibras his passing worth, the manner how he sally'd forth
Hudibras sallying forth
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794 [Publisher]
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Puritans -- England
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1768
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1768
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1726
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
Sotheby 84+ Box 205
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version