All our frames and canvas stretcher bars are created from a solid piece of pine sourced from sustainable European forests. Close by a pair of fish-sellers rest with a pint and a porter sets down his load to refresh himself. They were probably mounted with acidic materials at some point, so there is some acid burn. The Works of William Hogarth. However he is painting a sign advertising gin, so his ragged appearance could equally reflect the rejection of the spirit by the people of Beer Street.
A gin-sodden mother is oblivious to her child's fall. Whether they were bought by Baker directly is not recorded. Inspiration for these two prints and The Four Stages of Cruelty probably came from his friend Fielding: Hogarth turned from the satirical wit of in favour of a more cutting examination of crime and punishment with these prints and at the same time that Fielding was approaching the subject in literature. Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of as a contrast to the merits of drinking. No foreign influences pollute what is a fiercely nationalistic image.
This prevented retail sale of gin by the shops that sold normal household necessities, and was effective in curbing the evils of spirit drinking. Various loopholes were exploited to avoid the taxes, including selling gin under pseudonyms such as Ladies' Delight, Bob, Cuckold's Delight, and the none-too-subtle Parliament gin. Half-naked, she has no concern for anything other than a pinch of snuff. Bindman, Hogarth and his times: serious, exh. Gin Lane; Paulson Catalogue 186, Fourth State of Four.
Discounts on postcard packs of 4, 8 or 16. Much as the tailors are ignored by their master and left to continue working, the occupants of Beer Street are oblivious to the suffering on Gin Lane. Further, more direct, contrasts are made with the woman in the sedan chair and those in Gin Lane: the woman fed gin as she is wheeled home in a barrow and the dead woman being lifted into her coffin are both mirror images of the hoop-skirted woman reduced to madness and death. The campaign was led by Hogarth's friend, the novelist Henry Fielding 1707-54 , who was chief magistrate for Westminster from 1749 to 1754. Even worse, a drunken woman is taking her snuff while her unattended baby falls to his death in front of the Gin Royal Tavern. The only businesses that flourish serve the gin industry: gin sellers; a distiller the aptly named Kilman ; the where the avaricious Mr.
The campaign was led by Hogarth's friend the novelist Henry Fielding 1707-54 , who was chief magistrate for Westminster from 1749 to 1754. Here are the issues: both plates have tears on the left margin that extend into the plate mark but not the image. Century: The 'Old Master' artist directory contains a selection of original works of art created by international painters, illustrators and graphic artists. Under the sign of the Barley Mow, a blacksmith or sits with a foaming tankard in one hand and a leg of beef in the other. Below him, the 'Kilman Distiller' has made a thriving trade by selling its gin to school children. Murder and other forms of violence are anything but uncommon. Plus, choose from custom framing, canvas and wood mounting to truly make a piece your own — all high-quality at amazing prices.
There are minor refelections on the glass and frame in the photo. Additional shipping charges may apply to these framed items. Although the eye is drawn on the left towards paupers carrying their belongings to the pawnbroker's, and on the right to the men brawling by the undertaker's, the focal point is the figure in the centre. Gripe greedily takes the vital possessions the carpenter offers his saw and the housewife her cooking utensils of the alcoholic residents of the street in return for a few pennies to feed their habit; and the undertaker, for whom Hogarth implies at least a handful of new customers from this scene alone. Genever: This is the original gin that was made by distilling malt wine and then redistilling with botanicals.
This pair of engravings has been through a lot in the past 195 years! Beer Street celebrates the virtues of the mildly intoxicating traditional national drink. The original arch has been converted into Gin Lane tube station, with commuters glued to their smart phones — a depiction of the busy, potentially lonely existence of many Londoners today. The artworks date from the 17th century to the 20th century. In the 18th century this area was known as St Giles, a maze of narrow streets notorious in Georgian London as the heartland of the gin craze. The name is actually to do with how it is made. All 'Hogarth' prints appearing after this date are merely copies of these original graphic works of art.
Gripe the pawnbroker is thriving, as people pawn everything for drink. His left hand still clutches his bottle. The snuff may be a reference to Fielding, who was renowned as a heavy snuff taker. The vast numbers of prints of Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty may have generated profits for Hogarth, but the wide availability of the prints meant that individual examples did not generally command high prices. Often the base alcohol is made from wheat, others are made from barley, grape, sugar and others. Please see large photo of plate by clicking on above image.