Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth inven. et sculp.

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Philip Overton and John Cooper]
[1726]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 27.3 x 35.8 cm, on sheet 28.6 x 36.9 cm
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
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".
Variant Titles:
Hudibras and Sidrophel
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Cooper, John, fl. 1726-1737 [Publisher]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Overton, Philip, -1751 [Publisher]
Topics:
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
Topics:
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Book illustrations
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1726
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1726
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1726
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby 90+ Box 205
Orbis Record:
9883607
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22227
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030544
PID:
digcoll:2808282