Cruelty and the Beast is the third studio album by Cradle of Filth released in may 1998.
It's based on the legend of the Hungarian "Blood Countess" Báthory Erzsébet (Elisabeth Báthory) who was accused,during XVIth century, of numbers of murders, and supposed to drink the blood of her victims.
That's why the cover of the album depicts a woman taking a bath...
"Queen of Winter, thronedThe murderess lurked in vulgar caresses Vestal masturbation(Purity) Overthrown"
Here is an excerpt from the lyrics of the song Queen of Winter, throned from the album V Empire (or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein) by Cradle of Filth released in 1996.
Here is a licensed sew-on patch of this artwork Cradle of Filth - Vestal Masturbation