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.
- 1 February 1796
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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
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.
[London] (Islington) : T. Cook ; [London] (Paternoster Row) : G.G. & J. Robinsons, 1 February 1796.
1 print : engraving, with etching ; 20.4 x 28.5 cm.
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
Wellcome Library no. 38361i