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Maker(s):Rethel, Alfred; Reinid, R. (text)
Culture:German (1816-1859)
Title:Sechstes Blatt [Sixth 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 1/4 in x 16 1/8 in; 28.575 cm x 40.9575 cm; image: 8 13/16 in x 12 1/2 in; 22.38375 cm x 31.75 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.723.7
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
In the center is a now dirobed skeleton holding a flag as he rides his horse over a barricade. The horse licks at the wound of a body while the skeleton regards a dying man to the right who lies next to another body. In the background are soldiers. To the left is a woman and child crying.

deaths; revolutions; social commentary

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