Tom Nero, a hackney coach driver, beats with sadistic cruelty a disabled horse; a herdsman cudgels a sheep and a sleeping drayman runs over a boy with a hoop. Engraving by William Hogarth, 1751.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- 1 February 1751
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The horse and carriage have collapsed owing to the weight of four barristers who have crowded in to save the coach-fare. In the distance a bull is being baited and a figure has been tossed into the air. A heavily laden mule is prodded with a pitch-fork. Two bill-stickers advertise a boxing match and a cockfight
Second stage of cruelty. designed by W. Hogarth. published according to act of Parliament Feb. 1. 1751. price 1s.
[London] : W. Hogarth, 1 February 1751.
Paulson state I.
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 34.3 x 29.7 cm.
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, no. 188
British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1877, vol. 3, no. 3153
Wellcome Library no. 38380i