Plate 6 (Death as victor); from the cycle Auch ein Todentanz aus dem Jahre 1848 (Another Dance of Death for the year 1848)

Alfred Rethel, German, 1816 - 1859



Wood engraving on paper

Overall: 11 5/8 × 16 1/4 in. (29.6 × 41.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Georg Wiegand, Leipzig, Germany


Place Made: Germany, Europe


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower right: GARBER sc.; titled, in plate, upper center margin: Sechstes Blatt.; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Der sie gefuehrt -- es war der Tod! / Er hat gehalten, was er bot.; inscribed, in plate, lower center left margin: Die ihm gefolgt, sie liegen bleich / Als Brueder alle, frei und gleich. --; inscribed, in plate, lower center right margin: Seht hin! Die Maske that er fort; / Als Sieger, hoch zu Rosse dort,; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Zieht, der Verwesung Hohn im Blick / Der Held der rothen Republik.


Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2007.

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