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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
Category
Library Item
Item no
28457
Title
The Artist and his family
Description
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.
Artist / maker
Date
1842
Size
11.5 x 8.2 cm
Type
Location
Art and Design Library
Rights and purchasing
Option
Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.11(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£26.04(inc. VAT 20%)
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