The industrious 'prentice performing the duty of a Christian [graphic] / designed & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] publish'd according to act of Parliament Sepbr. 30th 1747
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 26.0 x 34.5 cm, on sheet 29.9 x 39.3 cm
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." Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth 's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-45. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984. Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
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.
Chandeliers Churches Clergy Couples Courtship Parables Perrins, Charles William Pews Pulpits Religious services Singing Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Church : Westminster, London, England) Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Women
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