Beer street [graphic] / design'd by Wm. Hogarth.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
publish'd according to act of Parliament, Feb. 1, 1751
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 38.8 x 32.5 cm, on sheet 61.0 x 47.2 cm
Notes:
Title engraved above image.
State from Paulson.
Companion print: Gin Lane.
"Price 1s"-- Lower right corner of plate.
Four lines of verse iin each of three columns etched below image, beginning: "Beer, happy Produce of our Isle, Can sinewy Strength impart ..."
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth 's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-68. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984.
Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
Abstract:
"A flourishing urban scene with well fed citizens; in the foreground, butchers, fish wives and a City of London porter hold large tankards of beer; a butcher lifts a skinny Frenchman into the air with one hand; in the background, paviours repair the street, chairmen carry a stout lady, tailors sew in a well lit attic, builders work on the roof of a house clad with scaffolding, and a warehouseman hauls a barrel to an upper storey - all are drinking beer; poverty appears only in the ragged coat of the artist painting the tavern sign and, more particularly, in the collapsing house of "N Pinch Pawn Broker"--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Beer
Bricklayers
Butchers
Carriages & coaches
City & town life
Eating & drinking
Fishmongers
Occupations
Painters (Tradespeople)
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Sotheby, Fre
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Street vendors
Tailors
Taverns (Inns)
Usury
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1751
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1751
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1751
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Sotheby 68++ Box 315
Orbis Record:
9882354
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22268
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030585
PID:
digcoll:2808326