Plate 2 (Death rides towards town); 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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Not on view


Titled, in plate, upper center margin: Zweites Blatt.; inscribed, lower left margin: Der Morgen schaut von Hemmelszelt / So klar wie osnst auf Stadt und Feld.; inscribed, lower center left margin: Da trabt in wilder Hast heran / Der Frend des Volks, der Sensenmann. / Zur Stadt leukt seinen Gaul er hin,; inscribed, in plate, lower center right margin: Schon ahnt er reiche Erndte drin. / Die Hahnenfeder auf dem Hut / Blueht in der Sonne roth wie Blut,; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Die Sense blizt wie Wetterschein, / Es stoehnt der Gaul, die Raben schrein!


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

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