William Hogarth - engraver - Night
Set in Charing Cross, Night is now positively in the throes of the omnipresent chaos. The scenery is lined by public houses. The Freemason and judge Sir Thomas de Veil, legendary for his severity, particularly towards gin sellers, is being led staggering down the middle of the street. At this point, the judge is so drunk as to be oblivious to the triumph of excess and anarchy.
measurements: height 580 mm
width 452 mm
material: paper
technique: etching and engraving
inventory number: R 916
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
from cycle: Series for Vauxhall Gardens