Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Plate VI
 
Industry and Idleness,<BR>Plate VI
Title Industry and Idleness
Plate VI, The Industrious 'Prentice out of his Time, and Married to his Master's Daughter
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1747 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving from Drawings
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Goodchild is marrying his master's daughter, which has also made him his master's partner. As opposed to Idle, Goodchild's gestures imitate upper-class mannerisms.

 

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