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Heute roth, morgen tod (today red, tomorrow dead)
  • Adrian Ludwig Richter
    born: Dresden, Electorate of Saxony (present-day Germany) ; died: Loschwitz, Germany
  • Heute roth, morgen tod (today red, tomorrow dead), 1842
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • wood engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 152.4 x 114.3 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 4 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0037.03

A man, who is ill, reclines in a chair while five other men attend to him or look on. In the margins there is foilage and grapevines. Skeleton in the lower center margin plays a violin with the title to his left and right lower left there is a plate of food and wine.