Industry and Idleness, III

The Industrious Apprentice a Favourite and entrusted by His Master (Industry and Idleness, IV). William Hogarth (1697-1764). 9 5/16 x 13 3/8 inches.

Scriptural Text on ornate shield beneath main image: Matthew Chapter 25, verse 21: "Well done thou good and faithfull Servant[;] though hast been faithfull over a few things. I shall make thee ruler over many things."

References

Paulson, Ronald. Emblem and Expression: Meaning in English Art of the Eighteenth Century. London: Thames and Hudson, 1975).

Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth: His Life, Art and Times, 2 vols. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1971.

Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth's Graphic Works. revised edition. 2 vols. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1970.


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