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Gin Lane
  • William Hogarth
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Gin Lane, 1751
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 390 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 593 x 484 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 12 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 3/8 x 19 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Simons Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0125
Label Text

Ragged woman sitting on the steps in the foreground. Her baby is falling out of her arms as she reaches into a snuff can. People drinking and dying beyond the woman, the town is in ruins.