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"Cruelty in perfection"
25117
"Cruelty in perfection"
"Cruelty in perfection"; shows Tom Nero being apprehended in a country churchyard, where he has just murdered Ann Gill, whose body lies on the ground. Around her are watches and other objects, which Tom had persuaded her to steal and a figure to the left of the murderer holds the knife used in the deed. Above the scene an owl and a bat fly across the night sky.
1751
London Metropolitan Archives
Hogarth Collection
Hogarth, William (1697-1764)
anon.
One of a set of four plates, see Record Nos: 25115-2518.
engraving
paper
56cms
satire
p5448610