Lot 110
William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764), Industry and Idleness (Complete Suite of 12)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Each an etching and engraving, 1747, presented in uniform matting and framing.

Plates to include "The Fellow 'Prentices at their Looms," "The Industrious 'Prentice performing the Duty of a Christian," "The Idle 'Prentice at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service," "The Industrious 'Prentice a Favourite, and entrusted by his Master," "The Idle 'Prentice turn'd away, and sent to Sea," "The Industrious 'Prentice out of his Time, & Married to his Master's Daughter," "The Idle 'Prentice return'd from Sea, & in a Garret with common Prostitute," "The Industrious 'Prentice grown rich, & Sheriff of London," "The Idle 'Prentice betrayed (by his Whore), & taken in a Night-Cellar with his Accomplice," "The Industrious 'Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & Impeach'd by his Accomplice," "The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn," and "The Industrious 'Prentice Lord-Mayor of London."

Platemark 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (approximately); Frame dimensions 16 1/2 x 21 in. (the largest; 10 others slightly smaller)

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Overall good condition; some mat burn visible; not examined out of frames.

$1,000 - 2,000