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Title
Reward of Cruelty, The
Name/Creator
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, English, artist
Cook, Thomas, 1744-1818, engraver (printmaker)
VIA ID
Digital Object
Reward of Cruelty, The
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; SA.L01.04
Creation Date
1799
Description
41 x 32 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

engravings
Materials Type
engraving (printing process)
Subject
caricatures

Note
Production: "Designed by W. Hogarth. Engrav'd by T. Cook." ; "London Published by G.G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, October 1st, 1799."

Inscription: Verse at bottom of image: Behold the Villain's dire disgrace! / Not Death itself can end. / He finds no peaceful Burial-Place; / His breathless Corse no friend. / Torn from the Root that wicked Tongue, / Which daily swore and curst! / Those Eyeballs, from their Sockets wrunge; / That Glow'd with lawless Lust! / His Heart exposed to prying Eyes, / To Pity has no Claim: / But dreadful! from his Bones shall rise / His Monument of shame.


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