Gin Lane

Title

Gin Lane

Description

A scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners, notably a woman who lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller; in the background is the tower of St George's Bloomsbury; in this state, the child's face has been changed so that the face is wizened and the eyes sunken.

Creator

William Hogarth (English, 1697 - 1764)

Source

British Museum

Date

1751

Rights

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Original Format

Etched/engraved print on paper

Physical Dimensions

Height: 387 millimetres
Width: 321 millimetres (plate)

Files

Hogarth Gin Lane.jpg

Collection

Citation

William Hogarth (English, 1697 - 1764), “Gin Lane,” Execution Ballads, accessed June 16, 2024, https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/execution-ballads/items/show/1119.

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