Espantoso Crímen Nunca Visto!

Unprecedented Frightful Crime!

Broadside, etching, continued verso
12" x 8"

The broadside tells of the horrific and shocking atrocities inflicted on an innocent orphan who inadvertently enraged her aunt. Six-year-old María Consuelo Gonzáles was burnt, whipped, and had her panties stitched to her skin because she was unable to finish a household chore that was inappropriate for a child. A poem on the reverse admonishes women against the abuse and torture of children and of the need to restrain their cruel moods and bestial instincts.