The Idle 'Prentice Betrayed by his Whore and Taken in a Night Cellar with his Accomplice (Industry and Idleness, plate 9)
William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
September 30, 1747
Etching and engraving; third state of four
plate: 10 5/16 x 13 9/16 in. (26.2 x 34.4 cm)
sheet: 10 9/16 x 13 3/4 in. (26.9 x 35 cm)
Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "Design'd & Engrav'd by W-m Hogarth."
Inscription: in plate lower center: "Plate 9"; at lower right: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliam-t Sep. 30. 1747."
Sarah Lazarus; Donor: Sarah Lazarus
Paulson 1970.176 iii/iv; Paulson 1989.176 iii/iv; British Museum Satires 2971; Dobson and Armstrong p. 208 pl.9 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. 2971.
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 208, pl. 9 iii.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, cat. no. 176 ii/iv.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989, cat. no. 176 ii/iv.