Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Image: Cruelty in Perfection

Photo Credit: photo: T. Rodriguez
Zoomable Image

Bookmark (persistent url):

Cruelty in Perfection

18th century
387 x 318 mm (15.2 x 12.5 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: Number 3 from set of four intaglio prints The Four Stages of Cruelty
Edition: Dated February 1751
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “W. Hogarth”
Bibliography: Paulson 189 only state.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.41.5.3

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • allegory
  • death
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]
  • vices - LC sh 85143163

  • plate Dimensions: 387 x 318 mm (15.2 x 12.5 in.)

DAC Downloadable Open Access Image

Please see the DAC Open Access Images Policy and ReadMe PDF. This policy is similar to the concise No Known Copyright statement at

To download an image, control-click or right-click on a link below, then select "Download," "Save Link," or a similar choice in your web browser.

DAC Open Access Image: JPEG, < 2 MB (Help)

DAC Open Access Image: TIFF, ~20-40 MB (Help)

Please use this image credit line:
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: T. Rodriguez) .

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Your search criteria: Keyword is "GXGF" and [Objects]Display Artist is "William Hogarth".

View current selection of records as: