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

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 2].
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 ; sheet 37.7 x 30.5 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 ..."
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
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 joint of meat 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.
Topics:
Beer.
Bricklayers.
Butchers.
Carriages & coaches.
City & town life.
Eating & drinking.
Fishmongers.
Occupations.
Painters (Tradespeople)
Street vendors.
Tailors.
Taverns (Inns)
Usury.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist, printmaker.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance)--18th century.--CtY-LW
Engravings--England--London--1751.
Etchings--England--London--1751.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1751.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby
68++
Folio 75 H67 800 v.2 (Oversize)
Orbis Record:
12819412
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr26215a
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3126
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 185
OID:
16194101
PID:
digcoll:4048659