Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Plate XI
 
Industry and Idleness,<BR>Plate XI
Title Industry and Idleness
Plate XI, The Idle Prentice Executed at Tyburn
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1747 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving from Drawings
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

On his way to the gallows, Idle's face assumes the expression of "Acute Pain of Body and Mind" from Le Brun's Conférence.

 

Acute Pain of Body and Mind

Acute Pain of Body and Mind, from Charles LeBrun's A Method to Learn to Design the Passions (1698, English translation- 1734)

 

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