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Bell after Hogarth, The Reward of Cruelty, 1750, woodcut

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Bell after Hogarth, The Reward of Cruelty, 1750, woodcut
The unclaimed bodied of executed criminals were commonly employed in anatomical theaters well into the 19th century. Here the cadaver still has a hangman's noose around his neck.
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