Hudibras encounters the Skimmington [graphic] / W. Hogarth inv. et sculp.
[London] [Philip Overton and John Cooper] 
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 27.3 x 51.4 cm, on sheet 28.4 x 52.5 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 510 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 88 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 79
Title engraved below image. Title from Paulson: Hudibras and the Skimmington. State, publisher, and date from Paulson. Caption on either side of title, begins: "This said, they both advanc'd, and rode A Dog-Trot through the bawling Crowd ..." Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-94. 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.
A riotous scene in a country village where a shrewish wife and hen-pecked husband are mocked by their neighbors, cuckold's horns and a petticoat are held aloft while "rough music" is played; Hudibras rides into the crowd to protest at what he describes as a Devil's Procession.
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 Cats Crowds Effigies Horns Horses Kettles Noise Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Puritans -- England Riots Signs (Notices) Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 Spouses 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 -- 1725 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1726
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