Citation"The Reward of Cruelty
(William Hogarth) , G9035,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 31, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/238114.
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A print depicting a dissection theatre, with a male corpse being dissected by three male figures. A crowd of scholars are seated around the dissection, paying no attention to the scene in front of them. In the center of the crowd, a man seated on a large chair points with a stick to the corpse’s open chest. At the bottom of the image, a man pulls the corpse’s intestines into a bucket with other organs, a dog eats an organ, and a cauldron boils skulls and bones. Text above the image reads "The Reward of Cruelty."