The industrious 'prentice, a favourite, and entrusted by his master [graphic] / design'd & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], publish'd according to act of Parliament, Sep. 30, 1747.
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; sheet 26.5 x 24.8 cm
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. CtY-LW
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.
Industrious apprentice a favourite and entrusted by his master Industry and idleness. Plate 4.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership.
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