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Tom Idle and Francis Goodchild, once colleagues meet at a session of the court of justice; Idle is a pleading defendant while Goodchild wearing the furred robe and chain of an alderman is the acting magistrate. Engraving by Thomas Cook after William Hogarth.
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Tom Idle and Francis Goodchild, once colleagues meet at a session of the court of justice; Idle is a pleading defendant while Goodchild wearing the furred robe and chain of an alderman is the acting magistrate. Engraving by Thomas Cook after William Hogarth., result 1 of 1

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Tom Idle and Francis Goodchild, once colleagues meet at a session of the court of justice; Idle is a pleading defendant while Goodchild wearing the furred robe and chain of an alderman is the acting magistrate. Engraving by Thomas Cook after William Hogarth.
Work Type
Engravings.
Material
engraving, with etching ;
Measurements
image 20.5 x 28 cm.
Description
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Goodchild covers his eyes. This is an allusion to Blind Justice who cannot recognise favours or friends. Consequently he cannot see that the second defendant uses the wrong hand to swear the oath, or that a woman is bribing an attendant, Idle's two pistols are held aloft as evidence. Along a rafter hang a row of fire-buckets
The industrious 'prentice Alderman of London, the idle one brought befor him & impeach'd by his accomplice. plate 10. design'd by Wm. Hogarth. engrav'd by T. Cook. Psalm IX. ver: 16. The wicked is snar'd in the work of his own hands. Leviticus ch: XIX. v
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