[TWELVE Excellent and most Diverting PRINTS; Taken from the Celebrated POEM of HUDIBRAS. Wrote by Mr. SAMUEL BUTLER. Exposing the Villany and Hypocricy of those TIMES. Invented and Engraved on Twelve COPPER PLATES, by William Hogarth.]12 plates. Robert Sayer, Fleet Street. 1822 Stock Code: 55757
Hudibras is a mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler.
The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in 1663, 1664 and 1678 although an unauthorised edition came out in 1662.
Twelve prints are on seven sheets - two prints on each sheet, except for plates eleven and twelve which each have their own sheet.
Copper engraving. Uncoloured.
Size: 35.5 x 54.5 cm. (14 x 21½ inches)
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