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States of Cruelty

1751. John and Joshia Boydell edition, 1790-1810


Complete series of the 2 etchings from States of Cruelty: “Cruelty in perfection” (state III) and “The reward of cruelty” (state IV). Engravings passed to xilography by John Bell from the original etchings by William Hogarth.

In the drawind of state III: “J. Bell Sculp.” and: “Invd. & Publish’d by Wm: Hogarth Jany 1st. 1750”. Good state of conservation. Few and local restorations.

Size: 652 x 483 mm
Platemark size: 455 x 380 mm