Gin Lane.


Title:
Gin Lane.
Date:
C1840
Artist:
William Hogarth (1697-1794)
Image Size:
250mm x 217mm (9.84" x 8.54")
Sheet Size:
327mm x 255mm (12.87" x 10.04")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
GIN 1840 HOGA 02 (NTG) (DRW03)
Description:

Hogarth's depiction of the effects of the low tax on gin and its popularity in C18th England. Above the arch in the lower right corner are the words;

Drunk for a penny
Dead drunk for two pence.
Clean straw for nothing.

From the Book "The Works of Hogarth"

Biography:

William Hogarth (1697-1794)

Hogarth was born in London, the son of an unsuccessful schoolmaster and writer from Westmoreland. After apprenticeship to a goldsmith, he began to produce his own engraved designs from 1710. He later took up oil painting, starting with small portrait groups called conversation pieces. He went on to create a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs, but based on earlier Italian prints, of which the first was 'The Harlot's Progress' (1731), and perhaps the most famous 'The Rake's Progress'. His engravings were so plagiarised that he lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1735 as protection for writers and artists.

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