Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Comédie de la Mort
  • Rodolphe Bresdin
    born: Le Fresne, France ; died: Sèvres, France
  • Comédie de la Mort, 1854
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215.9 x 152.4 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0065
Catalogue raisonné

Two men in a swamp area one reclines by a tree - one sits with head in hands in a cave with a chain on his right ankle. There are many animals and demons in the landscape and by the water. On the left edge is a Chirst figure with arms lifted towards the sky. In the upper right are two skeletons in a tree. There is an inscription and title below image.