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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 by William Hogarth (1697-1764) - Victorian Web

    Hogarth starkly contrasts Beer Street, which associates the traditional English beverage with order, industry, construction, and even gentle amorousness, to collapsing buildings and social order in Gin Lane.Clearly, this cheap, foreign, potent alcoholic beverage is having the same pernicious effects in eighteenth-century London as the smoking of opium later had in nineteenth-century China.

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

    William Hogarth loved to depict London’s bawdy, ... Hogarth created Beer Street and Gin Lane in order to add some punchy visual rhetoric to the same campaign.

  6. Beer Street and Gin Lane |

    Beer Street and Gin Lane. William Hogarth. ... In Beer Street he uses the signature S-curve technique in his painting as well as using it in other forms in a more ...

  7. William Hogarth - Wikipedia,_William

    William Hogarth FRSA (/ ... Hogarth engraved Beer Street to show a happy city drinking the 'good' beverage, English beer, in contrast to Gin Lane, ...

  8. British Museum - Beer Street

    Collection online. Beer Street. Previous 75/633 Next; ... satirical print; print; Museum number. 1868,0822.1593. Title (object) Beer Street; ... William Hogarth ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

    Artwork page for ‘Gin Lane’, William Hogarth, 1751 on ... 200 Hogarth's illustration of the evils of gin-drinking was published as a pair with ‘Beer Street ...