Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Plate IX

Industry and Idleness,<BR>Plate IX
Title Industry and Idleness
PlateIX The Idle 'Prentice Betray'd by his Whore, and Taken in a Night Cellar with his Accomplice
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1747 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving from Drawings
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Hogarth links disease and vice in this print, particularly in Idle's accomplice, who has lost an eye, and the barmaid directly behind the pair, who has covered her decayed, syphilitic nose with a leather patch


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