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The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn / Industry and Idleness

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.1582

  • Title (object)

    • The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn

    Title (series)

    • Industry and Idleness
  • Description

    Plate 11: the place of execution with, in the middle ground, Idle seated in a cart with his coffin and John Wesley exhorting him to repent, the Newgate chaplain in a carriage, the triple gallows, and a wooden gallery crowded with onlookers; in the foreground an unruly mob including a ragged woman selling a copy of "The last dying Speech & confession of Tho. Idle" and Tiddy Doll, the gingerbread seller. 1747 Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1747
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 271 millimetres
    • Width: 404 millimetres
    • Height: 318 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 483 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, a quotation from Proverbs, text within the image and publication line, "Design'd & Engraved by Wm: Hogarth/Plate 11/Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. Sep30. 1747". Number "30" inscribed in pen and ink at top right.
  • Curator's comments

    Stitching holes remain along the left hand edge of the sheet. For a preliminary drawing see 1896,0710.25. The copperplate for this print is in the British Museum: see 1990,1215.20.

  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 178.II bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 178.II bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2989 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.1582

Plate 11: the place of execution with, in the middle ground, Idle seated in a cart with his coffin and John Wesley exhorting him to repent, the Newgate chaplain in a carriage, the triple gallows, and a wooden gallery crowded with onlookers; in the foreground an unruly mob including a ragged woman selling a copy of "The last dying Speeech & confession of  Tho. Idle" and Tiddy Doll, the gingerbread seller. 1747  Etching and engraving

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Plate 11: the place of execution with, in the middle ground, Idle seated in a cart with his coffin and John Wesley exhorting him to repent, the Newgate chaplain in a carriage, the triple gallows, and a wooden gallery crowded with onlookers; in the foreground an unruly mob including a ragged woman selling a copy of "The last dying Speeech & confession of Tho. Idle" and Tiddy Doll, the gingerbread seller. 1747 Etching and engraving

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