Artist William Hogarth, English, 1697-1764
  • The Industrious Prentice Grown Rich and Sheriff of London
  • Industry and Idleness (series title)
Date 1747
Medium Engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 10 1/4 × 13 3/4 inches (26 × 34.9 cm)
Sheet: 11 × 14 5/8 inches (27.9 × 37.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S592
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, center upper edge: The INDUSTRIOUS 'PRENTICE grown rich, & Sheriff of London.
Inscribed, center lower margin: Proverbs CH: IV. Ver: 7, 8. | With all thy getting get understanding. | Exhalt her, & she shall promote thee: she | shall bring thee to honour, when | thou dost Embrace her.
Inscribed, lower left: Design'd & Engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth
Inscribed, lower right: Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. Sepbr. 30, 1747.
December 1886, Bangs sale.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)