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  2. Beer Street and Gin Lane - Wikipedia

    Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act.Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer.At almost the same time and on the same subject, Hogarth's friend Henry Fielding published An Inquiry into the Late Increase ...

  3. William Hogarth: Gin Lane vs Beer Street - The Economist

    ON THIS DAY 250 years ago William Hogarth, the English painter and printmaker, died suddenly from an aneurysm at his studio in Leicester Square, London. As an artist who portrayed both the tragic and the ridiculous with aplomb, Hogarth was one of the 18th century’s most sparkling talents.

  4. Beer Street and Gin Lane |

    Beer Street and Gin Lane. William Hogarth. Beer Street and Gin Lane . William Hogarth. The theme of this work is gin and the negative effects it has when consumed in high quantities as opposed to the 'healthy' consumption of much weaker English beer which was believed to cause less social problems. In Beer Street happy and healthy drinkers ...

  5. BBC - Culture - Hogarth’s London: Gin Lane and Beer Street

    According to Hogarth, this urban hellscape was “calculated to reform some reigning Vices peculiar to the lower Class of People”. Along with its pendant, Beer Street, it is among 70 works on show in a new exhibition, Vices of Life: The Prints of William Hogarth, at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. By the time he executed Gin Lane, Hogarth had already reached the height of his career.

  6. William Hogarth - Wikipedia,_William

    Hogarth engraved Beer Street to show a happy city drinking the 'good' beverage, English beer, in contrast to Gin Lane, in which the effects of drinking gin are shown ...

  7. Beer Street by William Hogarth (1697-1764) - Victorian Web

    Beer Street. William Hogarth (1697-1764) Engraved by C. Armstrong . 15.5 c by 13.3 cm. Source: Complete Works, facing p. 129. Scanned image, caption, and commentary below by Philip V. Allingham [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

  8. Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane prints -

    In 1750 William Hogarth released his print, ‘Gin Lane’, depicting the excesses and resulting hardship brought about by gin consumption. In his engraving a man is depicted gnawing on one end of a bone with a dog chewing the other, while on the opposite side of the picture a mother pours gin down her baby’s throat.

  9. William Hogarth - Gin Lane - Art of the Print

    William Hogarth's Gin Lane is arguably one of his most famous works of engraved art. Along with its companion, Beer Street, Gin Lane addressed a very real problem in mid eighteenth century England -- the abuse of spirits by the working classes and the poor. In the right foreground an emaciated ballad singer has just passed away.

  10. British Museum - Beer Street

    A flourishing urban scene with well fed citizens; in the foreground, butchers, fish wives and a City of London porter hold large tankards of beer; a butcher lifts a skinny Frenchman into the air with one hand; in the background, paviours repair the street, chairmen carry a stout lady, tailors sew in a well lit attic, builders work on the roof of a house clad with scaffolding, and a ...

  11. ‘Gin Lane’, William Hogarth, 1751 | Tate

    Artwork page for ‘Gin Lane’, William Hogarth, 1751 on display at Tate Britain.