The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth
The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth

After WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764)

The Four Stages of Cruelty after William Hogarth

1803 England

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A set of four copper engraved prints, framed with gold slip. 1803 edition engraved by Thomas Cook from William Hogarth's original design.

The social epidemic of wanton cruelty. The main protagonist of this series is Tom Nero, who starts out participating in the abuse of animals and birds, but as the series progresses, it becomes apparent that society as a whole is either indifferent to or encouraging violent behaviour. Nero’s abuse of animals leads to crime, culminating in his vicious attack on another human being. Only then, belatedly, does the establishment intervene with an act of legalised violence; his hanging.
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Dimensions
Height 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Width 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Stock Code
p00543
Medium
Copper engraving
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