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Cruelty in Perfection,
Number 3 from the set of woodcuts, The Four Stages of Cruelty
Woodcut on laid paper
First of two states
Print impression quality: Very good
Dimensions (Image): 448 x 377 mm (17.6 x 14.8 in.)
Signed in plate, lower left: “J. Bell Sculp”; dated January 1751
Edition: From a set of two woodcuts after plates 3 and 4 of Hogarth’s Four Stages of Cruelty
Accession number: 1962.41.11
Purchase funds, 1962
Bibliography: Paulson 189 copy i/ii (listed as ii/ii in Paulson); see R. Vogler, Reading Hogarth (Los Angeles, 1988), nos. 59 and 60, p. 14.
Work Type: print
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