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

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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 3:02 pm


Beer Street, 1751.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:05 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 3:11 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 3:14 pm


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

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:17 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 3:26 pm


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

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:34 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 3:36 pm


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

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:39 pm


The Bench, 1758.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:42 pm


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

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:46 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 3:48 pm


WH's servants, mid-1750's.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:50 pm


Painter and his Pug, 1745.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:53 pm


The Hogarth roundabout, West London.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 3:55 pm


WH's The Reward of Cruelty, Plate IV.

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