A busy street corner with traders stopping for a tankard of beer and an artist painting a pub sign. Engraving by T. Cook, c. 1800, after W. Hogarth.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- 1 April 1800
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In a street where beer is drunk literally left, right and centre, numerous details indicate the flourishing state of government, health, architecture, trade and literature. The only enterprise not succeeding is that of "N. Pinch, pawnbroker" (right). The matter of addiction to beer does not arise
Beer Street. design'd by W. Hogarth Beer, happy produce of our isle Can sinewy strength impart, And wearied with fatigue and toil Can chear each manly heart. Labour and art upheld by thee Succesfully advance, We quaff thy balmy juice with glee And water leave to France. Genius of health, thy grateful taste rivals the cup of jove, And warms each English generous breast With liberty and love
London (Paternoster Row) : G. G. & J. Robinson, 1 April 1800.
1 print : engraving
Wellcome Library no. 26459i
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
- Sedan chairs.
- Bars (Drinking establishments)
- Taverns (Inns)
- Sign painting.
- Signs and signboards.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Riding habit.
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