William Hogarth (1697-1764) was a highly skilled English artist, represented at the National Gallery, London, Tate Gallery, London and numerous other major collections, some by circumstance of his extraordinary approach to art and life. Disgusted by the corruption of politics and the immorality of the populace, he turned his enormous talents to the production of moral works which satirized everything from scientific zeal to the institution of marriage. Engravings from the originals were made and prints sold by subscription and at large. These allowed average people to purchase the works and owing to their even handed condemnation and extraordinary satirical imagery, they were very popular. This is an original William Hogarth copper plate print. Dimensions given are plate sizes. It is professionally mounted and matted in fully protective archival materials and ready for framing. 1751. 13" x 15 1/4". Among the most popular of Hogarth prints. The subject, Tom, as an adult mercilessly beats his poor fallen horse, exhausted from pulling a load of overweight barristers. A citizen makes a note of his name and number to report his conduct, while vignettes of cruelty to animals and people fill the street beyond.