Hudibras Catechized

William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)

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At the widow’s house, Hudibras was to describe his promised flogging, but the widow has already learned from Ralpho that not only has it not occurred but that Hudibras has tried to convince his servant of the nobility of taking the beating for him. Thugs disguised as demons give Hudibras a thrashing. He, thinking them demons sent by Sidrophel, confesses.

Purchased with money from the John Herron Fund for the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1911.

Object Information

artist
William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)
creation date
1725-1726
materials
etching and engraving
dimensions
9-1/2 x 13-3/8 in. (image)
10-1/2 x 13-3/4 in. (sheet)
series
Hudibras
accession number
11.5
credit line
John Herron Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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