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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.
Date
1 February 1751

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Credit: 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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

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

Lettering

Second stage of cruelty. designed by W. Hogarth. published according to act of Parliament Feb. 1. 1751. price 1s.

Publication/Creation

[London] : W. Hogarth, 1 February 1751.

Edition

Paulson state I.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 34.3 x 29.7 cm.

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38380i

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