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The Artist and his family

Scharffenberg, Georg, 1842, Engraving
The Artist and his family
The Artist and his family
The Artist and his family
The Artist and his family
Library Item
28457
The Artist and his family
A depiction of the artist and his family being taken by Death. Death here appears as multiple skeletons. The tallest whispers in the artist's ear; another, wearing fashionable headgear, tweaks the wife's hat; a third, child-sized skeleton stands between them. This woodcut acts as a reminder that everyone - man, woman, or child - is subject to Death and Death's mercy; this is highlighted by the fact that the skeletons match the family in appearance.
1842
11.5 x 8.2 cm
Art and Design Library
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£5.11(inc. VAT 20%)
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£26.04(inc. VAT 20%)
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