Tag: London

SJS4488 A Rake's Progress III: The Rake at the Rose-Tavern by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 62.2x75 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum, London; (add.info.: portraits of Roman Emperors defaced except Nero;); English,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Hogarth: A Rake’s Progress

Sex, Booze and Debauchery in 18th-Century London William Hogarth (1697-1764) grew up in the less than salubrious streets around Smithfield meat market in London.  The British artist knew the underbelly of the metropolis from an early age and created a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs. A Rake’s Progress (1733) tells the story […]

Piccadilly Circus, Westminster LB: looking west, 1912 (b/w photo), English Photographer, (20th century) / London Metropolitan Archives, City of London
History

The London Metropolitan Archive

The London Metropolitan Archive contains almost half a million extraordinary photographs and footage covering the history and topography of London, particularly the central London area. Mostly taken for official purposes for the London County Council and Greater London Council, the LMA collection prominently features subjects such as schools, housing estates, churches, parks, cinemas, theatres, hospitals, […]