Hudibras and the Skimmington

 
Series
Hudibras
Artist
Creation date
Materials
etching and engraving
Dimensions
9 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (image) 10 5/8 x 20 1/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
John Herron Fund
Accession number
11.13
Collection
Not Currently On View

Hudibras confronts a “Skimmington,” a raucous procession common in rural England that mocks hen-pecked husbands and shrewish wives by parading them or their effigies through town. Hudibras declares this tradition an “antichristian opera,” for which he is pelted with eggs.

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