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Ängste (Anxieties)
  • Max Klinger
    born: Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (present-day Germany) ; died: Großjena, Weimar Republic (present-day Germany)
  • Ängste (Anxieties), 1881
  • Ein Handschuh (Paraphrase on the Finding of a Glove)
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • etching
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 144 x 269 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 317 x 485 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 10 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 19 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0001.07

Artist is in bed, huddled against the wall. Water, full of fantastic and human creatures, is surging up to the edge of the bed. There is a giant glove at the head of the bed, with an eclipsed moon behind it.