Hudibras and the lawyer [graphic] / W. Hogart [sic] delin. et sculp.

Edition:
[State 4].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Philip Overton and John Cooper]
[1726]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 270. x 35.4 cm, on sheet 28.3 x 37.2 cm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State, publisher, and date from Paulson.
Caption on either side of title begins: To this brave man, the knight repairs, for counsel in his law-affairs; ...
Numbered "7" 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.: 955-11-21-89. 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 with his hat in hand approaches a lawyer who sits in an elaborately carved chair on a rise. In front of the lawyer are his two clerks at a low table, at his side, shelves of books and papers. On the right in the foreground is a carved figure of Justice holding scales; the pedestal engraved with the date '1641'. In the background on the left two women stand in the doorway. In the left foreground are two dogs, one of whom watches the action attentively while the other lies with its head turned away.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Cooper, John, fl. 1726-1737 [Publisher]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Overton, Philip, -1751 [Publisher]
Topics:
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680
Clerks
Dogs
Justice
Law offices
Lawyers
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Puritans -- England
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Women
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:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Sotheby 89+ Box 205
Orbis Record:
9883589
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22226
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030543
PID:
digcoll:2808286