Industry and Idleness, IX

The Industrious 'Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & Impeach'd by his Accomplice. (Industry and Idleness, X). William Hogarth (1697-1764). 10 x 13 3/8 inches.

Scriptural Texts on ornate shields beneath main image: (beneath idle apprentice at left) Psalm 9, verse 16: "The Wicked is snar'd in the work of his own hands." (beneath industrious apprentice at right): Leviticus chapter 19, verse 15: "Thou shall do no unrighteousness in Judgment."

References

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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