Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by T. Cook.
INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS The Industrious ‘Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & impeach’d by his Accomplice.
In its primary theme Industry and Idleness, is William Hogarth’s most direct moral statement in series form. Its primary purpose is to illustrate the benefits of sincere and honest work and the ruinous path awaiting those who follow the opposite course. To this end Hogarth portrays the progress of two apprentices, Francis Goodchild and Thomas Idle. Their chosen paths and the consequences are chronicled in the following twelve plates.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Size: 42 x 28.5 cm. (16 x 11 inches)