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Allegory of Death

Bartsch and Meyer describe two states of this print, the second containing a roundel in the upper right corner with the figure of death and the letters "Mus", which can be cut out and put into the center of the wheel in the lower half of the print, where it can be rotated to complete several...

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Marks

Recto, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)

Provenance

Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

1588

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.135.13, i/ii; Meyer 27, i/ii (see Note)

Accession Number

1975.469

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in four shades of brown

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