In Gin Lane

Gin Lane
Gin Lane
Gin Lane” History of Art 1B April 20, 2000 The series of engravings titled “Beer Street” and “Gin Lane” released by William Hogarth in 1751 serves to comment on the idleness and depravity of the lower class.[1] Hogarth suggests in the print “Gin Lane” that gin contributed to the ills of society because it was cheap and readily available. The drink of preference for productivity would be beer as depicted by Hogarth in the corresponding print “Beer Street.” Gin in “Gin Lane” promotes public drunk