Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth inven. et sculp.
[London] [Philip Overton and John Cooper] 
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 27.3 x 35.8 cm, on sheet 28.6 x 36.9 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 511 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 89 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 80
Title engraved below image. Title from Paulson: Hudibras and Sidrophel. State, publisher, and date from Paulson. Caption below image on either side of title, begins: "Quoth he, this scheme o' th' heav'ns set, discovers how in fight you met ..." Numbered "8" 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.: 955-11-21-90. 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.
Hudibras confronts the astrologer Sidrophel in an apothecary's laboratory; on his desk is a globe, an ink well with quill pen, a book and sheets of paper with a horoscope; from the ceiling and wall hang a stuffed crocodile (from which hangs a shell-shaped lantern with a high flame), swordfish, turtle, a bat, frogs, a snake, and other creatures; to left, a cupboard door is open to reveal a skeleton with an owl on its shoulder; on the floor, are a glass jar containing a homunculus or foetus, another globe decorated with the signs of the Zodiac, various scientific instruments including a telescope, a quadrant and plumb line, and a cat and a mouse-trap. Sidrophel has an amulet around his neck, "Homo sacarus museo Cherubozca".
Amulets Astrologers Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 Cats Dead animals Fighting Globes Mousetraps Owls Perrins, Charles William Dyson, Pharmacists Puritans -- England Scientific equipment Skeletons Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 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 -- 1726
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