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The Four Stages of Cruelty, the complete set of four etchings and engravings

William Hogarth (1697-1764, British)

William Hogarth   Cruelty in Perfection, pl. 3 from the complete set of four

William Hogarth 

Cruelty in Perfection, pl. 3 from the complete set of four

William Hogarth  The Second Stage of Cruelty, pl. 2 from the complete set of four, 1751

William Hogarth

The Second Stage of Cruelty, pl. 2 from the complete set of four

William Hogarth  The Reward of Cruelty, pl. 4 from the complete set of four, 1751

William Hogarth

The Reward of Cruelty, pl. 4 from the complete set of four

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  Series: The Four Stages of Cruelty, 1751  Complete set of four etchings and engravings on laid paper

William Hogarth

The First Stage of Cruelty, pl. 1 from the complete set of four 

Description

Date: 1751
Medium: Complete set of four etchings with engraving
Dimensions: Each approximately 385 x 322 mm. 15 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.
Reference: Paulson 187-190, all before the price erased.
1. The First Stage of Cruelty, Paulson 187, first state of two
2. The Second Stage of Cruelty, Paulson 188, first state of two
3. Cruelty in Perfection, Paulson 189, only state
4. The Reward of Cruelty, Paulson 190, third state of four
Provenance: Andrew Edmunds, London; ca. 1990 to Herbert M. Schiller, M.D.
Impression: Very fine
Condition: Excellent, wide margins