Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gin Lane from the Original Design by Hogarth from The Works of William Hogarth in a Series of engravings: with descriptions.

This engraving of Gin Lane from Hogarth’s original design is set in the the parish of St Giles, a slum district in London. It is rich with satirical images that reflect the horror and despair caused by the overconsumption of gin by London’s working poor.

Gift of William M. Elkins

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