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[William Hogarth engravings from Industry and idleness, plates 7 and 8].
BANC PIC 2017.003--D
Collection Overview

Title:

[William Hogarth engravings from Industry and idleness, plates 7 and 8]
Industry and idleness

Creator/Contributor:

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, creator, artist.

Abstract:

Plates 7 and 8 from Hogarth's 12-print series of engravings Industry and idleness. Aimed at young apprentices, the series satirically illustrates the consequences of industriousness versus those of idleness as portrayed in the parallel lives of two fictitious apprentices, Tom Idle and Francis Goodchild. Plate 7 depicts Idle in bed with a prostitute who admires some of the loot of his thefts. Plate 8 depicts Goodchild, who has become the Sheriff of London, and his wife hosting a formal, gluttonous feast. Printed beneath each image is a passage from the Bible which reiterates the moral theme of the scene.

Date:

1747 (issued)

Contents:

plate 7. The idle 'prentice return'd from sea, & in a garret with a common prostitute -- plate 8. The industrious 'prentice grown rich, & sheriff of London.

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Printed in lower margin of each plate: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth. Publish'd according to act of Parliam.t Sep.br 30, 1747.
William Hogarth engravings from Industry and idleness, plates 7 and 8, BANC PIC 2017.003, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of G.K. Willits ; 2016.

Type:

graphic
Engravings-England-18th century.
Satires-England-18th century.

Physical Description:

print
2 prints on 1 mount : engravings on paper ; sheets 27 x 35 cm, mount 65 x 44 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2017.003--D

Origin:

California