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In the company of his master's daughter Francis Goodchild sings attentively from a hymn book during a church service. Engraving by Thomas Cook after William Hogarth, 1796.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
1 February 1796
Reference
38361i
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Description

The church is traditionally identified as St Martin-in-the-Fields. Behind the devout couple in the pew a man sleeps (no doubt snoring) during the singing

Publication/Creation

[London] (Islington) : T. Cook ; [London] (Paternoster Row) : G.G. & J. Robinsons, 1 February 1796.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; 20.4 x 28.5 cm.

Lettering

The industrious prentice performing the duty of a Christian. plate 2. designed by Wm. Hogarth. engraved by T. Cook. Psalm CXIX. ver: 97. O! how I love thy law it is my meditation all the day.

References note

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, related to 169
British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1877, vol. 3, no. 2905

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38361i

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