Title:[William Hogarth engravings from Industry and idleness, plates 7 and 8]
Industry and idleness
Creator/Contributor:Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, creator, artist.
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.
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.
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
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.
2 prints on 1 mount : engravings on paper ; sheets 27 x 35 cm, mount 65 x 44 cm
BANC PIC 2017.003--D