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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
|Maker(s):||Rethel, Alfred; Reinid, R. (text)|
|Title:||Sechstes Blatt [Sixth Leaf] from the portfolio Auch ein Todtentanz [The Dance of Death]|
|Materials:||Wood engraving on wove paper|
|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)||
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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