BEER STREET and GIN LANE

BEER STREET and GIN LANE
BEER STREET and GIN LANE
BEER STREET and GIN LANE

Original antique copper engravings.
Published by Cradock and Baldwin, 1820
Set of two.
Mounted in cream.
Image size; 38 x 31 cm
Mounted size; 63.5 x 49.5 cm

Price Inc VAT £ 1500.
Price Exc VAT £ 1250.

William Hogarth portrays the inhabitants of Beer Street as happy and healthy, nourished by the native English ale, and those who live in Gin Lane as destroyed by the addiction to the foreign spirit of Gin.
Gin Lane shows shocking pictures of infanticide, starvation. madness, decay and suicide, while Beer Street depicts health, bonhomie and thriving commerce.
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