Artist William Hogarth, English, 1697-1764
  • Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington
  • Hudibras and the Skimmington (alternate title)
  • Twelve Large Illustrations for Samuel Butler's Hudibras (series title)
Date between 1725 and 1726
Medium engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 10 5/8 × 20 inches (27 × 50.8 cm)
Sheet: 12 1/8 × 20 1/2 inches (30.8 × 52.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S593
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left of image: W Hogarth Invt et Sculp
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, center lower margin: Hudibras | Encounters the | SKIMMINGTON
Inscribed, on either side of the title: [three verses of text, six lines per verse]
December 1886, Bangs sale.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)