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Medium
etching, with some engraving
Measurements
(1) 26.4 × 34.7 cm (plate) 28.7 × 43.3 cm (sheet)
(2) 26.6 × 35.0 cm (plate) 29.6 × 43.2 cm (sheet)
(3) 26.2 × 34.7 cm (plate) 29.0 × 41.6 cm (sheet)
(4) 26.4 × 34.8 cm (plate) 29.7 × 40.2 cm (sheet)
(5) 26.5 × 34.8 cm (plate) 30.1 × 40.6 cm (sheet)
(6) 26.4 × 34.7 cm (plate) 29.4 × 41.2 cm (sheet)
(7) 26.4 × 34.7 cm (plate) 29.2 × 41.2 cm (sheet)
(8) 26.5 × 34.8 cm (plate) 30.5 × 41.0 cm (sheet)
(9) 26.2 × 34.8 cm (plate) 29.5 × 40.4 cm (sheet)
(10) 26.4 × 34.7 cm (plate) 29.6 × 39.4 cm (sheet)
(11) 27.3 × 40.5 cm (plate) 30.4 × 43.2 cm (sheet)
(12) 28.6 × 43.8 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Paulson 168 ii/ii, 169 ii/ii, 170 ii/ii, 171 ii/ii, 172 iii/iii, 173 iv/v, 174 ii/ii, 175 ii/ii, 176 iii/iv, 177 ii/ii, 178 iii/iii, 179 iii/iii; Burke & Caldwell 203-214
Printing/Publishing
published by John Boydell, London
Inscription
(1) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The Fellow 'Prentices at their Looms.
printed in ink above image u.c.: INDUSTRY and IDLENESS
printed in ink below image l.l.: Proverbs Chap: 23, Ve: 21, / Ch: 10. Ver: 4. / The hand of the diligent / Maketh rich.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Designed & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 1
printed in ink below image l.c.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 30 Sep. 1747.
(2) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE performing the Duty of a Christian
printed in ink below image l.l.: Psalm CXIX Ver: 97• / O! How I love thy Law it is my / meditation all the day.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Designed & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 2
printed in ink below image l.c.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sepbr.. 30th. 1747.
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P169 II/II
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(3) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service.
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: HERE (lieth the) / BODY (of) / ob(it)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: O. Wilco(x)
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CH: XIX. Ve: 29. / Judgements are prepar'd for Scorners, / & Stripes for the back of Fools.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 3.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sepbr. 30. 1747. (Sepbr. underlined)
inscribed in pen and ink on reverse u.r.: 45
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P170 ii/ii
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(4) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE a Favourite, and entrusted by his Master.
printed in ink (in image) c.l.: To Mr.. / West.
printed in ink (in image) c.r.: DAY BOOK
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: LONDON ALMANACK
printed in ink below image l.c.: Matthew CHAP: XXV. Ve: 21. / Well done thou good and faithfull / Servant...Ruler over many things.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 4
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep. 30. 1747.
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P. 171. II/II
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(5) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE turn'd away, and sent to Sea.
printed in ink (in image) c.l.: Tho. Idle / his Chest.
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: This Indenture
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs Chap: X. Ve: 1. / A Foolish Son is the heaviness / of his Mother.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 5.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament.. Sep.. 30. 1747.
inscribed in pen and ink u.l.: 46
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P. 172 III/III
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(6) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIUOUS 'PRENTICE out of his Time, & Married to his Master's Daughter.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CH: XII. VERS: 4. / The Virtuous Woman is a / Crown to her Husband.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd and Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 6.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sepbr.. 30. 1747
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P.173 IV/IV
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(7) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE return'd from Sea, & in a Garret with a common Prostitute
printed in ink below image l.c.: Leviticus CHAP: XXVI. VE: 36. / The Sound of a Shaken Leaf / shall Chace him.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 7
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. Sep 30. 1747.
inscribed in pen and ink u.r.: 47
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P.174 II/II
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(8) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE grown rich, & Sheriff of London.
printed in ink (in image) c.r.: To the / Worship I. Fras. / Goodchild Es. / Sher(iff of) Londo(n)
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CH: IV. Ver: 7, 8. / With all thy getting... / thou dost Embrace her.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth
printed in ink below image l.c.:Plate 8
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliam't Sepbr. 30. 1747.
(9) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE betray'd by his Whore, & taken in a Night Cellar with his Accomplice.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CHAP. VI. Ve: 26. / The Adulteress will hunt for / the previous life.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 9
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt Sep. 30. 1747.
inscribed in pen and ink u.r.: 48
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P.176 III/IV
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(10) printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE Alderman of London, the Idle on brought before him and Impeach'd by his Accomplice.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Psalm IX. Ver: 16. / The Wicked is snar'd in the / work of his own hands.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Leviticus CH: XIX. Ver: 15. / Tho shall do no unrighteous - / -ness in Judgement.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engraved by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 10.
printed in ink below image l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sepbr. 30. 1747.
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P. 177 II/II
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(11) printed in ink above image u.c.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE Executed at Tyburn
printed in ink (in image) c.l.: West ley
printed in ink (in image) l.c.: The / last dying / Speech & / Confession / of / Tho. Idle.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CHAP: 1. Verss (s in superscript): 27, 28. / When fear cometh / he will not answer
printed in ink below image l.l.: Design'd & Engrave'd by Wm.. Hogarth
inscribed in pen and ink u.r.: 49
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P178 III/III
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
(12) printed in ink above image u.c.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE Lord-Mayor of London
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: A full and / true Account of ye Ghost / of Tho. / Idle. / Which
printed in ink below image l.c.: Proverbs CHAP: III. Ver: 16. / Length of days / Riches and Honour.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Engrav'd & Designed by Wm.. Hogarth.
printed in ink below image l.c.: Plate 12
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: P179 III/III
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: 303 (in a circle)
Accession Number
1995.358.1-11
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Emeritus Professor P. W. Musgrave, Member, 1995
Gallery location
Not on display

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