The industrious 'prentice, a favourite, and entrusted by his master [graphic] / design'd & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.

Edition:
[State 1].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
publish'd according to act of Parliament, Sep. 30, 1747
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; sheet 26.5 x 24.8 cm
Notes:
Title etched above image.
Series title "Industry and idleness", state, and publisher from Paulson.
"Plate 4"--Below frame, centered.
Caption in decoration centered in lower edge of frame, quote from "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.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Purchased from John Grant, Ltd., Edinburgh; August 1940; £20 Kinnaird lot. With Kinnaird bookplate; disbound at Yale.
Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
Abstract:
In the weaving shop ont he right Mr. West stands with the apprentice Goodchild on a raised platform, his arm resting casually on the young man's shoulder. Goodchild holds the "Day Book", a purse, and a set of keys. The two gloves on the desk are shown clasping, symbolic of the relationship between the two men. On the left a porter wearing the coat-of-arms of the City of London enters the shop carrying rolls of cloth. The porter has a large carbuncular nose. His dog bares its teeth at the shop cat who hisses back, back arched. In the background workers sit at the looms and spinning wheels; attached to the desk is a calendar from the "London Almanack". The left of the frame is decorated with a scourge, manacles and a hangman's rope; on the right frame hang the mace of the City of London, the alderman's gold chain and a sword of state.
Variant Titles:
Industrious apprentice a favourite and entrusted by his master
Industry and idleness. Plate 4.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Apprentices
Cats
Dogs
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Looms
Parables
Porters
Supervisors
Textile industry
Weaving
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1747
Parables
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Kinnaird 46K(b) Box 215
Orbis Record:
9866637
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22364
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030689
PID:
digcoll:2807206