Sketches for two Engravings from 'Industry and Idleness' by William Hogarth

Sketches for two engravings in the series 'Industry and Idleness': Plate 1 'The Fellow Prentices at their Looms'; Plate 2 'The Industrious Apprentice performing the duties of a Christian'.

Details

Medium:
Pen and sepia indian ink wash
Dimensions:
1. 25 x 33 cm, 2. 21.5 x 32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£62 ( Total: £62)
Acquired in:
1914
Vendor:
Per BM

The Studies already in the British Museum for Plates I and II are tame and laboured drawings made for transfer to the plate, and including the ornamental frames. The original sketches now acquired are far superior to these in freshness and vigour.

Provenance

Collection of Mr C Newton Robinson

Venue details

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