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untitled (man hanging from his hands, and two female bodies)
  • Camille Félix Bellanger
    1853–1923
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • untitled (man hanging from his hands, and two female bodies), 1916
  • Where object was made: France
  • pastel, gouache
  • Object Height/Width: 77.2 x 59.2 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 3/8 x 23 5/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.2152
Description

Man hanging from his hands bound above his head, over a fire of twigs or straw, with smoke billowing up. On the ground is a female figure, partially covered with straw or twigs. On the steps is the body of another woman or girl, also covered in straw, with only the legs and one arm visible. Faint image of a head on a stake.