The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn
Series: Industry and Idleness, Plate 11

Title

The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn
Series: Industry and Idleness, Plate 11

Description

Plate 11: the place of execution with, in the middle ground, Idle seated in a cart with his coffin and John Wesley exhorting him to repent, the Newgate chaplain in a carriage, the triple gallows, and a wooden gallery crowded with onlookers; in the foreground an unruly mob including a ragged woman selling a copy of "The last dying Speech & confession of Tho. Idle" and Tiddy Doll, the gingerbread seller.

Creator

William Hogarth (English, 1697 - 1764)

Date

1747

Rights

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Original Format

Etched/engraved print on paper

Physical Dimensions

Height: 271 millimetres
Width: 404 millimetres
Height: 318 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 483 millimetres (sheet)

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Collection

Citation

William Hogarth (English, 1697 - 1764), “The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn
Series: Industry and Idleness, Plate 11,” Execution Ballads, accessed May 30, 2024, https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/execution-ballads/items/show/1121.

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