The Reward of Cruelty (The Four Stages of Cruelty)

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
February 1, 1751
Etching and engraving; third state of three
sheet: 14 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. (37.8 x 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "Design'd by W. Hogarth"

Inscription: in plate: "Price 1s]...Published according to Act of Parliament Feb. 1. 1751."
Paulson 1970.190 iii/iii; Paulson 1989.190 iii/iii; British Museum Satires 3166; Dobson and Armstrong p. 211
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 3166.

Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 211.

Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, cat. no. 190 iii/iii.

Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989, cat. no. 190 iii/iii.