William Hogarth

1697 London 1764


William Hogarth, Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington
Sr. Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington (or The Antichristian Opera) (Hudibras XII)

Currently available individual plates
by various engravers & editions
  1. Frontispiece and its Explanation to Samuel Butler’s “Hudibras”
  2. Sr. Hudibras his passing worth / The manner how he sally’d forth.
    The Knight and his shield-bearer Ralpho depart for great actions
  3. Hudibras’s First Adventure.
    The Knight in fight with a mob brandishing clubs
  4. Hudibras, catechiz’d.
    The knight thrashed by a masked gang
  5. Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla.
    The knight vanquished by a woman
  6. Hudibras, in Tribulation.
    Knight + Ralpho in stocks
  7. Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum.
    Hudibras at the alchemist
  8. The Committee
  9. Hudibras, Triumphant
  10. Burning ye Rumps at Temple-Barr.
    Down with the rump parliament. The 1653 symbolic burning of the parliament
  11. Sr. Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington
    (or The Antichristian Opera)

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)