The vices of the gin shop

"Broadside with five wood-engravings, the largest in the centre showing the drunkard's coat of arms."--British Museum online catalogue.

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation of a wood-engraving in the center entitled “The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms”. On the lower half of the sheet, a poem in four columns, surrounding another large central image of a drunken crowd, including a woman feeding her infant from a wine glass; the rowdy, celebrating in a room with a row of large barrels labeled “Holland, Brand[y], Rum, Old Tom, Cream of the Valley.”

 

  • Title: The vices of the gin shop, public house, and tavern dissected, or, The folly of dram drinking clearly exhibited.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Quick, [approximately 1833]

Catalog Record

833.00.00.16+

Acquired November 2020

Stock jobbers, or, Gazette extraordinary

description belowA crowd of rotund stock brokers sit and stand around a table and against a wall with a clock. The broker centered in the front reads from a copy of the Gazette Extraordinary while some of the others peer over his shoulders looking for news, many where glasses and one uses a glass to read the print on the page. To his left at the table is a broker holding bank stock in his right hand, and another broker knocking over a bottle of Madeira at the table.

  • Title: Stock jobbers, or, Gazette extraordinary [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Published 29 April 1795 by Haines & Son, No. 19, Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, [29 April 1795]

Catalog Record 

795.04.29.01+

Acquired December 2019

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]

Catalog Record

832.00.00.50

Acquired December 2019

Revelling with harlots

description belowCopy in reverse of the first state of Plate 3 of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 134): A room at the Rose Tavern, Drury Lane (after the painting at Sir John Soane’s Museum); to left, Tom, surrounded by prostitutes and clearly drunk, sprawls on a chair with his foot on the table; one young woman embraces him and steals his watch, another spits a stream of gin across the table to the amusement of a young black woman standing in the background; one woman drinks from the punchbowl; another is removing her clothes in order to perform “postures”; to the right, a harpist and a door through which enters a man holding a large dish and a candle, and a pregnant ballad singer holding a sheet lettered “Black Joke”; on the walls hang a map of the world to which a young woman holds a candle and framed prints of Roman emperors, all (except that of Nero) damaged. A second version of the paintings is at the Atkins Museum (Kansas City, Missouri).

  • Title: Revelling with harlots [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

Catalog Record 

Hogarth 768.03.25.03+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

Mother Cole

Queen Caroline, bedraggled and drunk as she sits slouched in an arm chair

Caricature of Queen Caroline, bedraggled and drunk as she sits slouched in an arm chair, her foot resting on a stool; she wears a hat with three ostrich feathers and around her neck hangs a small portrait (indistinct image) and holds a large glass of brandy while a servant (Alderman Wood wearing the fur-trimmed robes), his eyes cross-eyed, stands beside the chair in attendance with a decanter in hand.

  • Printmaker: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker.
  • Title: Mother Cole [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., July 23, 1821.

Catalog Record 

821.07.23.01

Acquired March 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.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

834.01.01.01

Acquired January 2016

Spiritual advice

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The more finished of the two wash drawing on recto shows a drunken tradesman (perhaps sailor or dustman) holding onto a post. Above him is written by the artist, “Niccup who are ye staring at. Take a little sober advice and go home for you seem to be beastly intosticated [sic].” On the verso, a graphite drawing of a baker(?). On the verso a pencil sketch of the same tradesman, unfinished.

  • Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
  • Title: Spiritual advice [drawing].
  • Created: [England, between 1830 and 1852?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings G761 no. 4 Box 123

Acquired November 2013

[Charity in the cellar]

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“A drunken party; four men drinking heavily in a tavern, one with a cloth over his head, the others gathered round him, a fifth laid out asleep on a table at left; on a barrel at right a statue group of Charity, echoing the poses of the main figures; numerous empty bottles in the foreground; after the painting by Hogarth”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Artist: Cheesman, Thomas, 1760-, printmaker.
  • Title: [Charity in the cellar] [graphic].
  • Published: London : Publish’d Oct. 1, 1793, by E. Walker, No. 7 Cornhill, [1 October 1793]

Catalog record & Digital collection

793.10.01.03++

Acquired November 2012