William Hogarth: The Idle’ Prentice turn’d away, and sent to Sea (Industry and Idleness)
Plate 5 – The Idle Prentice turn’d away and sent to Sea – from Industry and Idleness
Late 18th century copperplate engraving by William Hogarth.
Industry and Idleness was a set of 12 engravings demonstrating the careers of two fictional apprentices: Francis Goodchild and Tom Idle. In the series their careers are compared and contrasted. Most of Hogarths engravings were first painted and only then converted into engravings but Industry and Idleness was originally created as a set of engravings.
Condition of this plate is good. Some foxing. Wide margins. No tears or stains.
Plate dimensions: 23 x 27,5 cm, sheet dimensions: 25,5 x 34 cm.