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Maker(s):Rethel, Alfred; Reinid, R. (text)
Culture:German (1816-1859)
Title:Drittes Blatt [Third Leaf] from the portfolio Auch ein Todtentanz [The Dance of Death]
Date Made:1848
Type:Print
Materials:Wood engraving on wove paper
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:sheet: 11 1/2 in x 16 1/8 in; 29.21 cm x 40.9575 cm; image: 8 13/16 in x 12 9/16 in; 22.38375 cm x 31.90875 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.723.4
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
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Description:
one of portfolio of 6 woodcuts and descriptive running text in rhyming verse, beginning on intro/title page and ending on endpiece
The skeleton seems to be disguised and stands behind a table with a captive audience to the left. He holds up the scale with a crown on one side and a pipe on the other while pointing to it with the other hand. The horse is tethered to the right behind a woman bent over with hands on the shoulders of a child.

Tags:
deaths; revolutions; social commentary

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