The industrious 'prentice out of his time, & married to his master's daughter [graphic] / design'd and engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth.

Edition:
[State 4].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
publish'd according to act of Parliament Sepbr. 30 1747
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 26.2 x 34.4 cm, on sheet 29.2 x 38.5 cm
Notes:
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."
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth 's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-49. 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.
Abstract:
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.
Variant Titles:
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.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Apprentices
Beggars
Butchers
Charity
Dogs
Drums (Musical instruments)
Marriage
Monuments & memorials
Musical instruments
Pe
People with disabilities
Servants
Signs (Notices)
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Street musicians
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1747
Parables
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby 49 Box 100
Orbis Record:
9882463
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22188
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030505
PID:
digcoll:2808248