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The idle 'prentice at play in the churchyard during Divine Service

The idle 'prentice at play in the churchyard during Divine Service
plate 3 from the Industry and Idleness series

etching and engraving
26.2 × 34.7 cm (image and plate) 29.0 × 41.6 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Paulson 170 ii/ii; BM Satires 2914
2nd of 2 states
published by John Boydell, London
printed in ink l.l.: Design'd & Engrav'd by W.m (m in superscript above . ) Hogarth
printed in ink l.r.: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament (br in superscript above . ) 30. 1747.
printed in ink l.c.: Plate 3.
printed in ink u.l.-u.r.: The IDLE 'PRENTICE at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service.
printed in ink (in cartouche) l.c.: Proverbs CH: XIX. Ve: 29. / Judgments are prepar'd for Scorners, / & Stripes for the back of Fools.
Accession Number
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
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display