Industry and Idleness, II

The Fellow Apprentices at their Looms from Industry and Idleness, I. William Hogarth (1697-1764). 1747. 10 3/16 x 13 3/8 inches.

Scriptural Texts on ornate shields beneath main image: (beneath apprentice at left) Proverbs chapter 23 verse 21: "The Drunkard shall come to Poverty & drowsiness shall cloath a Man [in] Rags." (beneath apprentice at right): Proverbs chapter 10 verse 4: "The hand of the diligent maketh rich."

Other Texts within the picture space

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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