Hudibras and the lawyer [graphic] / W. Hogart [sic] delin. et sculp.
[London] [Philip Overton and John Cooper] 
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 270. x 35.4 cm, on sheet 28.3 x 37.2 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 515 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 93 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 84
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.
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.
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
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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