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Print - Cruelty in Perfection
  • Cruelty in Perfection
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10
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Cruelty in Perfection

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1751 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Forster

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB4A, shelf EE, box SHELF 24 IV BOX

Physical description

Etching and engraving on paper

Place of Origin

London (published)


1751 (published)


Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving on paper


Height: 38.5 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Descriptive line

William Hogarth, black and white print, taken from etched and engraved plate, 1751, England. from "The Four Stages of Cruelty".

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.


Paper (fiber product); Ink


Etching; Engraving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Night; Lantern; Owl; Bat; Death; Figures; Church; Murder




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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