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The Roman Military Punishments

Illustrated by William Hogarth (English, 1697–1764), Etched by Anna Maria Ireland (English, 18th century), Author John Beaver (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Paulson 57-72


Overall: 23.8 x 19 x 2.4 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 14 etchings, plus many extra-illustrated proofs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London [1725]) Quarto; 86 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco (blue cloth box).

Vignette illustrations of corporal and regulatory punishment in the military

London [1725]


Author's presentation to [L. West?], 1725; Michael Lort (1725-1790, inscribed "Michael Lort Trin: Coll: Cant: 96 1773"); his sale, Sotheby's, 1791; George Steevens (1736-1800; inscribed on preliminary leaf "George Steevens. Bought April 9th 1791 at Dr. Lort's Sale for £6.6.0. G.S. The only Large Paper Copy I ever saw."); George Baker (d. 1825); Edward Cheney; Louis W. Black, by whom given to MFA, November 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of Louis W. Black