The Industrious 'Prentice Performing the Duty of a Christian (Industry and Idleness, plate 2)
William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
September 30, 1747
Etching and engraving; second state of two
plate: 10 3/8 x 13 9/16 in. (26.3 x 34.5 cm)
sheet: 10 1/2 x 14 1/16 in. (26.7 x 35.7 cm)
Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "Designed & Engrav'd by Wm Hogarth."
Inscription: in plate lower center: "Plate 2"; at lower right: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep-br. 30th 1747."
Sarah Lazarus; Donor: Sarah Lazarus
Paulson 1970.169 ii/ii; Paulson 1989.169 ii/ii; British Museum Satires 2905; Dobson and Armstrong p. 208 iii
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 2905.
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 208 iii.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, cat. no. 169 ii/ii.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989, cat. no. 169 ii/ii.