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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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Verso, lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)


Fontaine, 1884 (note on mat; no mark); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA March 26, 1986

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen


Catalogue Raisonné

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


Sheet: 50.4 x 34 cm (19 13/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in tan and three shades of gray-green


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