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The custody is as barbarous as the crime

The custody is as barbarous as the crime
(Tan bárbara la seguridad como el delito)
(c. 1810-1824); published 1867
published posthumously in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1867

etching and burin
10.8 × 8.5 cm (image) 28.0 × 20.5 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Harris 26.III.1
1st edition
printed by Delâtre
printed in ink below image l.l.: Gazette des Beaux-Arts
printed in ink below image l.r.: Imp Delâtre Paris
inscribed in pencil u.r.: 124
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: 1867
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mr Bret Walker SC, Member 1995
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Human Figures Violence
Subjects (specific)
chains (object genres) imprisonment justice (philosophical concept) prisoners punishing shackles