A 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]
“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]
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).
Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852.
Title: The 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.
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,