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Print - The Effects of Idleness and Industry, exemplified in the conduct of two fellow-'prentices
  • The Effects of Idleness and Industry, exemplified in the conduct of two fellow-'prentices
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10
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The Effects of Idleness and Industry, exemplified in the conduct of two fellow-'prentices

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1747 (engraved)
    1747 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2769

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DG, shelf 11, box A5

Physical description

The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn; Part of the series 'The Effects of Idleness and Industry'; Engraving print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1747 (engraved)
1747 (published)

Artist/maker

Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (engraver)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Object history note

The series 'Industry and Idleness' was created solely as a set of engravings. This differs to Hogarth's earlier works, such as 'Marriage a-la-Mode' (1743), which were usually painted first and then converted to engravings.

Descriptive line

The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn; Part of the series 'The Effects of Idleness and Industry'; Engraving print on paper; Designed and engraved by William Hogarth; English School; 1747.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Capital punishment; Execution; Crime; Social issues; Crowd scenes; Carts; Skeletons

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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