The industrious 'prentice out of his time, & married to his master's daughter [graphic] / design'd & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] publish'd according to act of Parliament Sepbr. 30 1747
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 26.2 x 34.4 cm, on sheet 29.2 x 38.5 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2945 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 173
Title engraved above image. State and publisher from Paulson. "Plate 6"--Below frame. Sixth plate in the series of twelve: Industry and idleness. Caption in decoration in lower edge of frame: Proverbs Chap:XII. Ver: 4. The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. 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). Sheet trimmed within plate mark to 265 x 344 mm.
The apprentice Francis Goodchild leans out the window to pay the leader of a band of drummers; with the band are two butchers playing 'rough music' with bones and cleavers. His bride, his former master's daughter can be seen in the room behind him sipping tea. The sign with a lion rampant announces the elevation of Goodchild from apprentice to partner: West and Goodchild. A poor mother with a child on her back kneels on the step at the front door as a footman dumps the remains of the wedding breakfast into her outstreched aprom. On the left in the street a legless beggar in a tub holds out a ballad sheet with the title "Jesse or the Happy Pair"; a dog sits at his side. In the background the foot of the Monument contains an anti-Roman Catholic inscription: "In rememberance ... of Burning [the] Protestant City by the treachery of the Papist Faction In ... year ... [o]f our ... Lo[r]d 1666." The right of the frame is decorated with a scourge, manacles and a hangman's rope; on the left frame hang the mace of the City of London, the alderman's gold chain and a sword of state.
Industrious apprentice out of his time & married to his master's daughter Industrious apprentice out of his time and married to his master's daughter Industry and idleness. Plate 6.
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