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Maker(s):Rethel, Alfred; Reinid, R. (text)
Culture:German (1816-1859)
Title:Diertes Blatt [Fourth Leaf] from the portfolio Auch ein Todtentanz [The Dance of Death]
Date Made:1848
Materials:Wood engraving on wove paper
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:sheet: 11 9/16 in x 16 1/8 in; 29.36875 cm x 40.9575 cm; image: 8 13/16 in x 12 5/8 in; 22.38375 cm x 32.0675 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.723.5
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

one of portfolio of 6 woodcuts and descriptive running text in rhyming verse, beginning on intro/title page and ending on endpiece
The skeleton stands on a wooden platform next to a man holding a flag with the letters "repu" visible on it. A crowd of men below reach for a sword the skeleton holds over them with the words "VOLKS IUSTIZ" on it. Beneath the flag to the left soldiers are marching in.

deaths; revolutions; social commentary

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