A satire on gin-drinking

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A satire on gin drinking: In a cellar distillery with a large cask a group of male figures with the heads of monkeys and women with heads of cats are drinking heavily with some vomiting.


  • Title: [A satire on gin-drinking] [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [Robert Sayer?], [1766?]

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766.00.00.08+ Impression 2

Acquired November 2022

To gin drinkers!!

description belowA copy after Hogarth’s print “Gin Lane” that first issued in 1751, with seven lines of text in letterpress below image warning of the evils of drinking gin: “The sin of drunkenness expels reason, drowns memory, distempers the body, defaces beauty … the root of all evil is drunkenness!

  • Printmaker: Marks, John Lewis, printmaker.
  • Title: To gin drinkers!! [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Published by J.L. Marks, 91 Long Lane, Smithfield, [between 1832 and 1855]

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Acquired December 2019

Refreshment at St. Giles’s

Refreshment at St. Giles's

“Three women and a man stand drinking gin in an interior in St Giles’s, London; the woman on the left grabs a bottle from a shelf, to her right a woman holds up a gin cup; the man stands behind the three women leaning against a clock and a fireplace.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Stubbs, George Townly, -1815?, printmaker.
  • Title: Refreshment at St. Giles’s [graphic] / Chas. Ansell delt. ; Geo. Townly Stubbs sculp.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d June 1st, 1789, by G.T. Stubbs, No. 2 Compton Street, Soho, [1 June 1789]

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Acquired April 2019

The drunkard’s progress

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A city scene with a line of poor men, women, and children lined up from a money lender’s shop to the “Temple of Juniper: Best gin”. In the background crowds stand at the doorways of the workhouse (right) and the county gaol (left).

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852.
  • TitleThe drunkard’s progress [graphic] : from the pawnbroker’s to the gin shop from thence to the workhouse thence to the goal & ultimately to the scaffold.
  • Publication[London] : [J. Kendrick], January 1st, 1834.

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Acquired January 2016

The gin-shop, or, A peep into a prison

The gin-shop, or, A peep into a prison

Following imprint: “Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers.”

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: The gin-shop, or, a peep into prison.
  • Published: [Bath] : Sold by S. Hazard, (printer to the Cheap Repository for moral and religious tracts) at Bath; by J. Marshall, printer to the Cheap Repositories, No. 17, Queen-street, Cheap-side, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-yard; and R. White, Piccadilly, London; and by all booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers, in town and country, [1795]

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Digital Collection

Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.