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Choose from 156 pictures in our Cruelty collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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'Who did with her according to his vow', early-mid 19th century? Creator: Samuel Freeman

'Who did with her according to his vow', early-mid 19th century? Biblical scene, from Judges 11:39: 'And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man [was a virgin]. And it was a custom in Israel, that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.' The story of the Sacrifice of Jephthah's Daughter, or Jephthah's Tragic Vow. The judge Jephthah prepares to sacrifice his daughter in obedience to the oath he swore to sacrifice the first thing that came to greet him should he gain victory against the Ammonites. He raises the knife, a boy kneels holding a bowl for the blood, and a man holds the blindfolded girl's hands behind her. Engraving after a work of 1791 by John Opie.

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'Prisoners Working on the Treadmill', c1934. Artist: Unknown

'Prisoners Working on the Treadmill', c1934. Illustration showing the 19th century method of forcing 'idle' prisoners to take exercise. The accompanying text explains the mechanism, and says that it was 'all useless labour and served no purpose...Attempts were made to utilise this labour for profitable purposes, but nothing came of the idea'. Initially the treadmill fact was intended to be pointless and punish; resistance to the motion was provided by straps and weights. However it later became acceptable to use the energy to power pumps and corn mills, and many prisons in England adopted this form of hard labour to grind grain. Treadmills were abolished in 1902. From The Romance of the Nation, Volume Two, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, c1934]

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'An Iron Bridle for a Scold's Tongue', c1934. Artist: Unknown

'An Iron Bridle for a Scold's Tongue', c1934. Illustration showing various types of metal bridle or branks, used as punishment for percieved 'gossiping, nagging or scandal-mongering'. In one, the projection that held down the tongue was spiked. The use of such torture devices was first recorded in Scotland in 1567, and may have continued until as late as 1856. From The Romance of the Nation, Volume Two, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, c1934]

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