ALL: Master Collection List


The IDLE 'PRENTICE Executed at Tyburn

Part of Daumier II Show

Plate II: of industry and idleness

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William Hogarth’s prints comment on the social upheaval that English society experienced in the eighteenth century. In Industry and Idleness, Hogarth offers a moralizing tale supporting hard work as the means to get ahead. The series follows the exploits of two young workers—while the industrious apprentice would prosper and become the Lord Mayor of London, his idle friend would turn to a life of crime, culminating in the scene depicted here.

James Smith Pierce Collection

Displayed in Daumier Encore Exhibition at the Empire Arts Center, 2016

Tag: JSP Estate Collection