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; ... One of twelve large illustrations for Samuel Butler's Hudibras, 1725/6. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
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.
Clerks. Dogs. Justice. Law offices. Lawyers. Puritans--England. Women.
Great Britain--History--Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660--Humor--Early works to 1800.
Butler, Samuel,--1612-1680.--Hudibras--Illustrations. Cooper, John, fl. 1726-1737, publisher. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Overton, Philip, -1751, publisher. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Book illustrations. Engravings--England--London--1726. Etchings--England--London--1726. Satires (Visual works)--England--1726.
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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
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