The industrious 'prentice Alderman of London, the idle one brought before him & impeach'd by his accomplice [graphic] / design'd & engraved by Wm. Hogarth.

Edition:
[State 2].
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 26.0 x 34.4 cm, on sheet 29.2 x 38.5 cm
Notes:
Title engraved above image.
State and publisher from Paulson.
"Plate 10"--Below frame.
Tenth plate in the series of twelve: "Industry and idleness."
Two captions in decoration in lower edge of frame. On the left: "Psalm IX. Ver: 16. The Wicked is snar'd in the work of his own hands". On the right: "Leviticus Ch: XIX. Ve:15. Thous shall do no unrighteousness in Judgment."
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth 's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 November 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-53; 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:
Tom Idle is at the bar in a court of Justice, his hands bound, knees bent in supplication to Goodchild, now an alderman (signaled by the furred robe and gold chain of the office) serving as magistrate. Goodchild's hand shields his eyes as he turns away from Tom. Beside him a clerk is writing a letter "To the Turnkey of Newgate". On the left Tom's one-eyed accomplish is swearing evidence with his left hand instead of right hand as his female accomplice bribes the clerk behind his back. To Tom's left a fat beadle comforts Tom's weeping mother. A row of fire buckets hang from the rafters. 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 Alderman of London, the idle one brought before him & impeach'd by his accomplic
Industry and idleness. Plate 10.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Bribery
Criminals
Judges
Judicial proceedings
Mothers
Parables
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Pleading (Begging)
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Weeping
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1747
Parables
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby 53 Box 100
Orbis Record:
9882522
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22199
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030516
PID:
digcoll:2808259