Sr. Hudibras his passing worth, the manner how he sally'd forth [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth inven. et sculp.
London Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street 
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 27.0 x 34.8 cm, on sheet 28.6 x 36.4 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 505 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 83 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 74
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.
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Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 Dogs Horses Peasants 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
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