Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Plate IV
Industry and Idleness,<BR>Plate IV
Title Industry and Idleness
Plate IV, The Industrious 'Prentice a favourite, and entrusted by his master
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1747 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving from Drawings
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

As Goodchild progresses in his career, now entrusted with the `day book,' money, and keys to the shop, his face metamorphoses to the pinnacle of physiognomic proportion.


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