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Der Tod als Erwurger - Erster Auftritt der Cholera auf einem Maskenball in Paris 1831 (Death the Strangler - The first outbreak of cholera at a masked ball in Paris 1831)
  • Alfred Rethel
    1816–1859
    born: Diepenbend, Germany ; died: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Der Tod als Erwurger - Erster Auftritt der Cholera auf einem Maskenball in Paris 1831 (Death the Strangler - The first outbreak of cholera at a masked ball in Paris 1831), 1851
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 350 x 274 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 468 x 359 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 3/8 x 14 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0260
Description

Skeleton in foreground holds two bones like a violin and bow; in the middle ground lie the dead and dying; in the background musicians escape through a door.