Francis Le Piper ?1640–1695
Hudibras’s First Encounter with the Bear-Baiters
Oil paint on panel
2175 x 435 mm
Presented by Sir John Rothenstein through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1963
… ; ?W. Davies, 1816, sold Christie’s, 9 June 1821 (no.138, as by Hogarth), bought Ford; … ; Southgate’s, bought John Britton by 1830; … ; Thomas Hipp; … ; Sir William Rothenstein by 1904, bequeathed 1945 to Sir John Rothenstein; presented to Tate Gallery 1963.
Works of Art, Bradford, 1904, no.5 or 6 (as by Hogarth).
Georgian England, Whitechapel Art Gallery, March 1906, no.8 (this or Tate T00621, as by Hogarth)