Death by drinking: William Hogarth's Gin Lane
Jonathan Jones: In this nightmare vision of a central London street, Hogarth condemns the craze for gin by depicting the poor drinking themselves to death
print; satirical print | British Museum
Satire on William Hogarth in response to his print of John Wilkes (Paulson 214) showing the artist seated in a similar pose; one leg has a cloven hoof, the other is the leg of a satyr wearing a shoe with spikes which rests on the cap of liberty; he holds the Wilkes print in his hand and tied to his right arm is a money bag lettered, "£300 per Ann for distorting features" (an allusion to his income as Sergeant Painter); he wears sleeve protectors and holds a porte-crayon in his right hand…
The Times' - William Hogarth - WikiArt.org
‘The Times'’ was created by William Hogarth in Rococo style. Find more prominent pieces of allegorical painting at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
William Hogarth | Dismemberment, etc. (John Beaver, Roman Military Punishments, 1725) | The Met
William Hogarth (British 1697–1764). Dismemberment, etc. (Beaver's Roman Military Punishments, 1725, Chapter 8), after 1725. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932 (32.35(89))
The Enraged Musician is a 1741 etching and engraving by English artist WILLIAM HOGARTH. While the other inhabitants of the street produce discordant notes, the music of the violinist would be no better, because he has restricted himself by his studies and by removing himself from nature. He covers his ears to block out the cacophony of the street noise, but at the same time he denies himself the sweet music of the milkmaid's voice.