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Image: The Idle ’Prentice Betray’d by His Whore and Taken in a Night Cellar with His Accomplice

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The Idle ’Prentice Betray’d by His Whore and Taken in a Night Cellar with His Accomplice

18th century
262 x 348 mm (10.3 x 13.7 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Third of four states
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: Number 9 from set of twelve intaglio prints Industry and Idleness
Edition: Dated October 1747; probably a later lifetime impression.
Bibliography: Paulson 176.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1943
Accession Number: 1943.D1.105.9

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  • allegory
  • apprentices - Persons who learn by practical experience under skilled workers a trade or art, usually for a prescribed period of time and for a prescribed compensation. W [July 1994 related term added. January 1993 alternate term added.]
  • labor - Usage in the sense of physical work
  • night
  • prostitution - Business of engaging in sexual activity for money. [January 1991 descriptor added.]
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]
  • sex role - Pattern of attitudes and behavior that in any society is deemed appropriate to one sex rather than another. For the concept of physiological traits that distinguish the males and females of a species, use "sex." For the sum of an individual's sexual emotions, ideas, and behavior, use "sexuality." ERIC9 [February 1993 descriptor moved. December 1992 related term added. November 1991 related terms added. January 1991 scope note added. May 1990 lead-in term added.]
  • vices - LC sh 85143163
  • virtues - LC sh 85143810

  • plate Dimensions: 262 x 348 mm (10.3 x 13.7 in.)

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