From The Four Stages of Cruelty, wherein Tom Nero progresses from cruel child torturing his dog to a criminal who is executed and dissected. Here Tom stands apprehended after killing his girlfriend, Ann Gill, who has fled her mistress with "all things I can lay my hands on" for his sake, and professes her love until death. The scene is a grave yard with symbols of death and the supernatural. Feb. 1, 1751. 15 1/2" x 13".