We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

🛈 In line with NSW Health advice, the Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public. Stay updated on our social media.

Title

Cruelty in perfection

1750
printed circa 1805

Artists

John Bell

England

1721 – 1780

after William Hogarth

England

10 Nov 1697 – 1764

  • Details

    Dates
    1750
    printed circa 1805
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Dimensions
    45.3 x 37.8 cm blockmark; 56.5 x 47.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    387.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Bell

    Works in the collection

    2

    Artist information
    after William Hogarth

    Works in the collection

    12

    Share
  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

  • Provenance

    Andrew Edmunds Prints & Drawings, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Andrew Edmunds Prints & Drawings 2012. Purchased at London auction by Andrew Edmunds 2012

Other works by John Bell

Other works by after William Hogarth

See all 12 works