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Creator:
Print made by William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Title:
The Second Stage of Cruelty: Coachman Beating a Fallen Horse
Date:
1751, printed 1790
Medium:
Line engraving on thick, white, smooth wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches (63.2 x 48.9 cm), Plate: 15 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches (38.7 x 32.4 cm), and Image: 13 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (34.9 x 30.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite lower right: "75"

Lettered upper center: "SECOND STAGE OF CRUELTY."; lower left: "The generous Steed in boary Age | Subdu'd by Labour ties; | And mourns a cruel Master's rage, | While Nature Strength denies. | Designed by W.Hogarth. | Published according to Act of Parliament Feb.1.1751."; lower center: "The tender Lamb o'er drove and faint, | Amidst expiring Throws; | Bleats forth it's innocent complaint | and dies beneath the Blows."; lower right: "Inhuman Wretch! say whence proceeds | This coward Cruelty? | What Int'rest springs from barb'rous deeds? | What Joy from Misery?"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Patricia Cornwell
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2010.12.8
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barrels | bull | cart | cityscape | coach | coachman | cruelty | donkey | genre subject | greed | horse (animal) | inn | lawyers | men | sheep | signs | street | tavern | torture | violence | Welsh
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
Access:
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Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:62704
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