Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Plate V

Industry and Idleness,<BR>Plate V
Title Industry and Idleness
Plate V, The Idle 'Prentice Turn'd Away, and Sent to Sea
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1747 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving from Drawings
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Idle has been fired by his master and decides to become a sailor instead. This profession was considered one of the lowest occupations in the eighteenth century.


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