The industrious 'prentice performing the duty of a Christian [graphic] / design'd & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[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.
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.
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.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Church : Westminster, London, England) Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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