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Background imageCruelty Collection: The Queen of Hearts, 1930. Artist: John Tenniel

The Queen of Hearts, 1930. Artist: John Tenniel
The Queen of Hearts, 1930. The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carrolls (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland. After an illustration by John Tenniel (1820-1914) colour printed by Edward Evans (1826-1905)

Background imageCruelty Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageCruelty Collection: Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877

Performing bear in a Russian village, 1877. A print from The Illustrated London News, (19 May 1877). Hand-coloured later

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Stoning of Saint Stephen, 1525. Creators: Dosso Dossi, Battista Dossi

The Stoning of Saint Stephen, 1525. Creators: Dosso Dossi, Battista Dossi
The Stoning of Saint Stephen, 1525. The martyrdom of Saint Stephen, his appearance before the High Priest and the false accusation with which he was denounced are all recounted in The Acts of

Background imageCruelty Collection: Christ before Annas. From: The small Passion., c.1508-1509. Creator: Albrecht Durer

Christ before Annas. From: The small Passion., c.1508-1509. Creator: Albrecht Durer
Christ before Annas. From: The small Passion., c.1508-1509.

Background imageCruelty Collection: Cain killing Abel, 1524. Creator: Lucas van Leyden

Cain killing Abel, 1524. Creator: Lucas van Leyden
Cain killing Abel, 1524. The story is recounted in the Book of Genesis and tells of Cain's jealousy of his younger brother, whose sacrifice is preferred by God

Background imageCruelty Collection: The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands.

Background imageCruelty Collection: The stoning of St Stephen, 1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The stoning of St Stephen, 1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The stoning of St Stephen, 1635.

Background imageCruelty Collection: Driving home in the rain, 1914. Creator: Edmund Blampied

Driving home in the rain, 1914. Creator: Edmund Blampied
Driving home in the rain, 1914.

Background imageCruelty Collection: Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Creator: Jan Luyken

Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Creator: Jan Luyken
Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Depicting a highlight on the Third Arctic Expedition of Willem Barentsz (1596)

Background imageCruelty Collection: Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920.

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Wiltshire Champion Coursing Meeting at Stonehenge, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Wiltshire Champion Coursing Meeting at Stonehenge, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Wiltshire Champion Coursing Meeting at Stonehenge, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. G. B. Goddard, representing '...the trysting-place for the coursers on one or two mornings during

Background imageCruelty Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: elk-shooting in the Forest of Högtorp…, 1864

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: elk-shooting in the Forest of Högtorp…, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: elk-shooting in the Forest of Hogtorp - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. The future King Edward VII in Scandinavia

Background imageCruelty Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCruelty Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCruelty Collection: Prize donkeys and mule at the Show in the Agricultural Hall, Islington, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Prize donkeys and mule at the Show in the Agricultural Hall, Islington, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Prize donkeys and mule at the Show in the Agricultural Hall, Islington, 1864. We present an Illustration of the mule and donkey show...The object of its promoters was especially to recommend an

Background imageCruelty Collection: Calvary, 1923. Creator: Ludvig Karsten

Calvary, 1923. Creator: Ludvig Karsten
Calvary, 1923

Background imageCruelty Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Educated Mules at the Alhambra Palace, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Educated Mules at the Alhambra Palace, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Educated Mules at the Alhambra Palace, 1858. American circus in London: Messrs. Howes and Cushing's "educated" mules, Barney and Pete who...must have had

Background imageCruelty Collection: First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Creator: Unknown

First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Creator: Unknown
First Meet of the Season of the Cotswold Hounds, 1858. Fox hunting in rural England. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. G. Goddard. These hounds, under the mastership of Clego Colmore, Esq

Background imageCruelty Collection: Grouse-shooting - from a drawing by Harrison Weir, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Grouse-shooting - from a drawing by Harrison Weir, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Grouse-shooting - from a drawing by Harrison Weir, 1860. Blood sports. Several bags averaged above 18 brace. That of the Prince Consort and Sir George Grey and suite, in the Moss of Monaltrie

Background imageCruelty Collection: Watonai Capturing a Tiger, c1830. Creator: Utagawa Kunisada

Watonai Capturing a Tiger, c1830. Creator: Utagawa Kunisada
Watonai Capturing a Tiger, c1830

Background imageCruelty Collection: Hind Forced Down in the Snow, after 1857. Creator: Unknown

Hind Forced Down in the Snow, after 1857. Creator: Unknown
Hind Forced Down in the Snow, after 1857. In the 1857 Salon Courbet showed his celebrated "Hind Forced Down in the Snow, " (92.5 x 147 cm)

Background imageCruelty Collection: Untitled: Study of a Horsecart, 1855-1859. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Untitled: Study of a Horsecart, 1855-1859. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Untitled: Study of a Horsecart, 1855-1859

Background imageCruelty Collection: A Wicked Foreigner Refuses to Pay a Young Prostitute, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

A Wicked Foreigner Refuses to Pay a Young Prostitute, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
A Wicked Foreigner Refuses to Pay a Young Prostitute, 1875. Series: The Postal News, no. 571

Background imageCruelty Collection: Exhibition of Rhinoceros-Fighting at Baroda, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Exhibition of Rhinoceros-Fighting at Baroda, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Exhibition of Rhinoceros-Fighting at Baroda, 1876. Entertainment laid on for the future King Edward VII by the Gaekwar of Baroda during a royal visit to India

Background imageCruelty Collection: Martyrdom of a Christian saint, 1497. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne

Martyrdom of a Christian saint, 1497. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne
Martyrdom of a Christian saints, 1497. Illustration from a Book of Hours. Latin text: Initium sancti evangelii secundum Johannem

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Prince of Wales shooting otters at Beypore, from a sketch by an officer of the Serapis, 1876

The Prince of Wales shooting otters at Beypore, from a sketch by an officer of the Serapis, 1876. Creator: L.B
The Prince of Wales shooting otters at Beypore [in India], from a sketch by an officer of the Serapis, 1876. The Prince [the future King Edward VII], on his way from Bombay to Ceylon

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Dead Fox, c.1864. Creator: Gustave Courbet

The Dead Fox, c.1864. Creator: Gustave Courbet
The Dead Fox, c.1864

Background imageCruelty Collection: Coursing meeting at Hampton Park, 1860. Creator: Frederick John Skill

Coursing meeting at Hampton Park, 1860. Creator: Frederick John Skill
Coursing meeting at Hampton Park, 1860. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. Elstob Marshall....the Hampton Meeting is the great rendezvous for Cockney coursers...This year the coursing at the Champion

Background imageCruelty Collection: Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown

Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown
Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh, from a sketch by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa, 1876. The painful march of a slave gang

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Child of Horisaka Sahei Tied to a Rice Bale, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The Child of Horisaka Sahei Tied to a Rice Bale, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The Child of Horisaka Sahei Tied to a Rice Bale, 1875. From The Postal News, no. 508

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Coup de Lance, 1593. Creator: Jan Wierix

The Coup de Lance, 1593. Creator: Jan Wierix
The Coup de Lance, 1593. From Evangelicae Historiae Imagines

Background imageCruelty Collection: Tajima Seitaro Murders His Wife When She Refuses to Return to Him, 1875

Tajima Seitaro Murders His Wife When She Refuses to Return to Him, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Tajima Seitaro Murders His Wife When She Refuses to Return to Him, 1875. Series: The Postal News, no. 565

Background imageCruelty Collection: C'est t'y à vous c'hien là ?, 1847. Creator: Honore Daumier

C'est t'y à vous c'hien là ?, 1847. Creator: Honore Daumier
C'est t'y a vous c'hien la ?, 1847. Is this your dog? From Tout ce qu'on voudra, no. 20

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Bull leaping the barrier; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown

The Bull leaping the barrier; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown
The Bull leaping the barrier; Notes on Spain, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Banderillero in the chair; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown

The Banderillero in the chair; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown
The Banderillero in the chair; Notes on Spain, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Espada; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown

The Espada; Notes on Spain, 1875. Creator: Unknown
The Espada; Notes on Spain, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy, c.1505-c.1510. Creator: Master of the Figdor Deposition

The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy, c.1505-c.1510. Creator: Master of the Figdor Deposition
The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy, c.1505-c.1510

Background imageCruelty Collection: Prometheus Being Chained by Vulcan, 1623. Creator: Dirck van Baburen

Prometheus Being Chained by Vulcan, 1623. Creator: Dirck van Baburen
Prometheus Being Chained by Vulcan, 1623. Other Title(s): Prometheus Chained by Vulcan

Background imageCruelty Collection: Pastoral Cruelty, n.d. Creator: Johann Lorenz Rugendas I

Pastoral Cruelty, n.d. Creator: Johann Lorenz Rugendas I
Pastoral Cruelty, n.d

Background imageCruelty Collection: Ancient instrument of torture called 'The Virgin', found in the Castle of Feistritz, Germany, 1860

Ancient instrument of torture called "The Virgin", found in the Castle of Feistritz, Germany, 1860
Ancient instrument of torture called "The Virgin", found in the Castle of Feistritz, in Germany, 1860. Mr. Pearsall was lucky enough to hear in casual conversation that a specimen of this

Background imageCruelty Collection: 'Bringing Home the Deer' - painted by Bottomley, 1857. Creator: Unknown

"Bringing Home the Deer" - painted by Bottomley, 1857. Creator: Unknown
"Bringing Home the Deer" - painted by Bottomley, 1857. This characteristic scene is engraved from a drawing made by Mr. Bottomley on a recent visit to the Highlands of Scotland

Background imageCruelty Collection: Throwing Bulls at Seville before the Prince of Wales, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876

Throwing Bulls at Seville before the Prince of Wales, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876. Creator: L.B
Throwing Bulls at Seville before the Prince of Wales, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876.... several gentlemen and noblemen...were dressed in the picturesque national costume of black short

Background imageCruelty Collection: The Show-man, 1799. Creator: Monogrammist J.A

The Show-man, 1799. Creator: Monogrammist J.A
The Show-man, 1799. Keep your eye close to the Glass - and you will see a large / vide place full of Death and Destruction - where more / plagues await de frequenters den contained in de famous Box

Background imageCruelty Collection: Execution at Bombay of a Mutinous Havildar and Sepoy, by Blowing from Guns, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Execution at Bombay of a Mutinous Havildar and Sepoy, by Blowing from Guns, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Execution at Bombay of a Mutinous Havildar of the Native Marines and Sepoy of the 10th Native Infantry, by Blowing from Guns on the Esplanade, in the presence of a large concourse of people, 1857

Background imageCruelty Collection: Head of a Chinese Criminal exposed in a Cage to his Children...1857. Creator: Unknown

Head of a Chinese Criminal exposed in a Cage to his Children...1857. Creator: Unknown
Head of a Chinese Criminal exposed in a Cage to his Children, from a drawing by a Chinese artist...1857. The penal code of China...is marked by great barbarity

Background imageCruelty Collection: Garotting a Chinese Criminal - from a drawing by a Chinese artist, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Garotting a Chinese Criminal - from a drawing by a Chinese artist, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Garotting a Chinese Criminal - from a drawing by a Chinese artist, 1857. The penal code of China...is marked by great barbarity



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