12/27/10

Alfred Rethel, Death the Friend (Der Tod als Freund)


The British Museum

Date: 1851
Technique: Wood-engraving , 415 x 340 mm

Death personified pulling the strings attached to the church bells; the ringer, dead or asleep, is seated in an armchair in the back right corner of the room; stairs to left; view into the distance with rising sun in the background.

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