Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda
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'.
New York, NY
Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Art, Satire, William Hogarth
Beirne, Piers. Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.