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The industrious 'prentice a favourite, and entrusted by his master

The industrious 'prentice a favourite, and entrusted by his master
plate 4 from the Industry and idleness series

etching and engraving
26.4 × 34.8 cm (image and plate) 29.7 × 40.2 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Paulson 171 ii/ii; BM Satires 2926
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 Sep. 30. 1747.
printed in ink l.c.: Plate 4
printed in ink u.l.-u.r.: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE a Favourite, and entruſted by his Maſter.
printed in ink (in cartouche) l.c.: Matthew CHAP: XXV. Ve: 21. / Well done thou good and faithfull / Servant, thou hast been faithfull / over a few things. I will make thee / Ruler over many things.
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