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The Waggoner

Pseudo-Bewick, 1825, Wood cut
The Waggoner
The Waggoner
The Waggoner
The Waggoner
Library Item
28464
The Waggoner
Two skeletons, representing Death, have upturned the cart of a waggoner. One tips the cargo onto the ground. The other, on the left, has his eye on the fleeing driver; this is a clear sign of the driver's impending demise. This image is therefore a reminder of human mortality. It also highlights the invisible nature of Death and man's obliviousness to it; the skeleton on the left rides one of the waggoner's horses, which suggests he has directed the crash and been in the waggoner's presence for some time.
1825
6.7 x 5.3 cm
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