Tod und Künstler (Death and the Artist), from the series Totentanz (Dance of Death)

Lovis Corinth, German, 1858 - 1925


1921, published 1922

Soft-ground etching and drypoint on Van Gelder Zonen Bütten paper

87/95; 95 (including 25 numbered 1-25 on Japan paper and 70 numbered 26-95 on Van Gelder Zonen "Bütten" paper [this example]); plus 7 numbered I-VII on Japan paper with supplementary suite of 7 trial proofs and an additional trial proof of the first version of "Death and the Strucks" not included in the regular edition

Plate: 9 5/16 × 6 15/16 in. (23.7 × 17.7 cm)

Sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 in. (35.8 × 25.4 cm)

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



Alfred Ruckenbrod, Berlin


Euphorion Verlag, Berlin


Place Made: Germany, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Titled, in plate, upper right: Tod & Künstler; numbered, in graphite, lower left margin: 87/95; signed, in graphite, lower right margin: Lovis Corinth; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower left: R.A 8158; Label affixed to mount: printed, in ink, lower left: Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau - 1925 Zandvoort) / TOD UND KÜNSTLER / Vernis mou, etching and drypoint. 1922. / Müller 546. Signed in pencil lower right Lovis Corinth [artist name italicized] and numbered lower left 38/95 [sic]. A superb / velvety impression, printed with burr and subtle platetone on chamois laid paper watermarked / [Van Gelder] Zonen. [watermark italicized] From the edition of 70 impressions on laid paper aside from 25 on Japan. / Published as plate 1 in the portfolio Totentanz, [portfolio name italicized] Euphorion Verlag, Berlin 1922. / 237 x 177 mm (360 x 253 mm) / LC 01042 Watermark, upper left: ZONEN [Van Gelder Zonen]

Course History

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2012

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2014

ENGL 7.47, Tales of the Avant-Gard, Andrew McCann, Winter 2019


Charles M. Young Fine Prints & Drawings, Portland, Connecticut; sold to present collection, 2008.

Catalogue Raisonne

Schwarz/Muller, no. 546, State only

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