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William Hogarth would like to know whether you live on Beer Street or Gin Lane

Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:02 pm


Beer Street, 1751.

Healthy, industrious and prosperous community where law and custom prevail and the arts thrive.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:05 pm


Gin Lane, 1751- WH.

Quite the opposite state of affairs. Gin was the crack cocaine of the day.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:11 pm

Just a moment. You're not one of those ghastly, starving, priest-ridden French persons, are you?


The Gates of Calais or O, The Roast Beef of Old England, 1748- WH.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:14 pm


A Just View of the British Stage, 1724- WH.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:17 pm


A Rake's Progress, Plate 8, 1735, and retouched by Hogarth in 1763 by adding the Britannia emblem.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:26 pm


Marriage à-la-mode, Shortly After the Marriage (scene two of six).

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:34 pm


The March of the Guards to Finchley 1749-1750. WH's satirical depiction of troops mustered to defend London from the 1745 Jacobite uprising.



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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:36 pm


Industry and Idleness, Plate 11. The idle 'prentice executed at Tyburn.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:39 pm


The Bench, 1758.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:42 pm


WH's satirical engraving of the radical politician John Wilkes.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Every now and then, WH took off his satirical hat:


The Shrimp Girl, 1740-5.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:48 pm


WH's servants, mid-1750's.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:50 pm


Painter and his Pug, 1745.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:53 pm


The Hogarth roundabout, West London.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 4:55 pm


WH's The Reward of Cruelty, Plate IV.

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Post  eddie on Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:12 am

Morning: William Hogarth's love letter to London life

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, Jonathan Jones picks his favourite wintry artworks. Today he admires The Four Times of Day: Morning, William Hogarth's wry 1736 portrait of London life, where carousing carries on regardless of winter chill and frosty glances

Jonathan Jones

guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 7 December 2011 12.00 GMT


Revellers in a London winter warm themselves at daybreak by a fire, while snow gathers on the rooftops of Covent Garden. The molls and rakes who have been out all night embrace by lusty flames, while a churchgoer looks disdainfully on their ragged company. St Paul’s Church, built by Inigo Jones, contrasts in its sombre architecture with the sleazy street life. This is the very spot where today’s Christmas shoppers pause to admire Covent Garden’s Christmas tree. In Hogarth’s terrific 1736 painting the chill of winter – look at the way the pious woman’s servant shivers, hands in his pockets – cannot repress the raucous life of London. It cannot make people give to the beggars, either. Here is winter in the city – foul and fair

© John Hammond/Upton House/National Trust

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Post  eddie on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Martin Rowson on David Cameron's alcohol initiative – cartoon

The Guardian, Wednesday 15 February 2012


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