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Beer Street and Gin Lane Antique Art Print Set - Bar Decor - Gifts For Men - Vintage Inspired Decor - Old Maps and Prints - Fine Art Giclee
Behold the "Beer Street" and "Gin Lane" art print set issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act, imposing high taxes and government control of distilling and sales. The ready availability and low cost of gin led to a massive rise in consumption known as the "Gin Craze", and by the 1730s, consumption in London had risen to the equivalent of 2 pints per week per Londoner. Believing that gin consumption was the major cause of laziness and criminal behavior, Parliament imposed strict controls of the distilling and sale of the spirit, and encouraged less volatile beverages like beer and tea. The prohibition act was later abolished as it had little effect beyond increasing smuggling and driving the distilling trade underground.
Designed and sold to be viewed alongside each other, the Hogarth depicts the evils of the consumption of the foreign gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking the nourishing English ale. Hogarth portrays the inhabitants of Beer Street as happy and healthy, and those who live in Gin Lane as destroyed by their addiction to vile spirit (often mixed with turpentine); but closer inspection reveals other targets of his satire, and implies that the poverty of Gin Lane and the prosperity of Beer Street are more intimately connected than they at first appear. Gin Lane shows shocking scenes of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay and suicide, while Beer Street depicts industry, health, geniality, and thriving commerce.
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These prints are highly detailed scans of the original published plates and are truly amazing images perfect for framing. It makes a perfect addition to your home bar decor or man cave, and is the perfect gift for the beer loving man. Buy this set for the complete collection!
These images have been digitally retouched and repaired as necessary, while leaving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the intrigue of these old works. The giclee quality art is printed on heavyweight matte archival / acid-free museum quality stock with lightfast inks rated 100+ years. No watermark will appear on your prints. The artwork is printed with a surrounding white margin (included in print size) to aid in framing/matting the prints. Your purchase will ship priority mail (US) in a protective kraft tube made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content and up to 30% secondary recycled content.
Given the nature of vintage artwork created before the standardization of print and frame sizes, this item may not conform exactly to the dimensions you choose. To allow for the odd sizing of these images they are printed approximately 2 inches smaller than the paper they are on. This way you receive a standard size, with a white surrounding border that allows for easy framing, with or without a matte.
12" x 16"
18" x 24"
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