Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.
Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington.
Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington comes from Hogarth’s “Illustrations for Samuel Butler’s Hudibras”. A ‘Skimmington’ was an old custom in rural England and Scotland directed at either nagging wives or unfaithful husbands. An unruly procession was formed for the purpose of ridiculing the offender.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Good condition. Size: 51.2 x 29 cm. (20 x 11 inches)