Hogarth’s Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda

  • Authors
  • Piers Beirne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Piers Beirne
    Pages 1-9
  3. Piers Beirne
    Pages 10-43
  4. Piers Beirne
    Pages 99-107
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 108-128

About this book


This book analyses the animal images used in William Hogarth's art, demonstrating how animals were variously depicted as hybrids, edibles, companions, emblems of satire and objects of cruelty. Beirne offers an important assessment of how Hogarth's various audiences reacted to his gruesome images and ultimately what was meant by 'cruelty'.


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