In a chamber containing stuffed animals, a globe and mathematical devices Hudibras, about to draw his sword, startles the astronomer Sidrophel and Whacum. Wood engraving by J. Jackson, 184-.
- [between 1840 and 1849?]
About this work
An episode in Hudibras by Samuel Butler. The dried or stuffed animals include a crocodile and a tortoise. On the table are a black cat and a telecope Within a cupboard hangs a human skeleton; nearby perches an owl. On the ground are a barking dog, a horoscope, a skull and a Jacob's staff or cross staff. Some of these motifs are derived from William Hogarth's engraving of this episode
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