The industrious 'prentice performing the duty of a Christian [graphic] / design'd & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] publish'd according to act of Parliament Sepbr 30th 1747
1 print : etching with some engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 260 x 345 mm, on sheet 299 x 393 mm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2905 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 169
Title engraved above image. State and publisher from Paulson. Second plate in the series of twelve: Industry and idleness. "Plate 2"--Below image. Caption in decoration in lower edge of frame: Psalm CXIX Ver. 97. O! How I love thy law it is my meditation all the day. 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). Imperfect impression; sheet trimmed within plate mark to 263 x 348 mm.
Francis Goodchild shares the hymn book of his master's daughter as they sing the psalm at a service in a large church (St. Martin's-in-the-Fields) filled with pews; to the left, an elderly woman, the pew-opener, sits on a pile of hassocks. The minister stands in the three-decker pulpit; the reader and clerk are at their desks. The chandelier is decorated with a crown; the organ is shown in the background. The right of the frame is decorated with a scourge, manacles, and a hangman's rope; on the left frame, are the mace of the City of London, the alderman's gold chain, and a sword of state.
Industrious apprentice performing the duty of a Christian Industry and idleness. Plate 2 Industry and idleness. Plate 2.
Chandeliers Churches Clergy Couples Courtship Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Parables Perrins, Charles Pews Pulpits Religious services Singing St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Church : Westminster, London, England) Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Women
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