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Helmut Weitz
Bleeding Skull
20th century
Museum Purchase
1960/2.91
A skeleton, with a rifle strapped to his back and a flag of the skull and crossbones in his hand, rides a horse over 13 skulls. The skeleton is wearing a sombrero and he has a handlebar mustache. 
José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican)
Calavera Zapatista
1910 – 1913
Museum Purchase
1958/1.123
A bearded man sits in a cemetery upon a stone block and leans on a sarcophagus with his head in his hand. A book sits in his lap. Sarcophagi, obelisks, and funerary urns surround him. The bones and body parts of humans and animals along with a discarded helmet and books are strewn across the foreground.
Salvator Rosa
Democritus in Meditation
1615 – 1673
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1959/1.126
From the height of a cross, a crucified man, wearing a crown of thorns and a loincloth, looms over a dramatic landscape. Three heads with wings appear near the top of the cross, and a skull and crossed bones lay at its base. A vast prospect of distant mountains and a bustling port unfolds through the background.
Bartolommeo da Brescia (Italian (culture or style))
Crucifixion
1565 – 1576
Museum Purchase
1970/1.177

Jacob Lawrence
Hiroshima Series
1983
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.533.4
A man reaches his left hand off the edge of the print. He wears a purple robe with a skull and grass pattern, and a sword is visible under his left arm. A green and white banner hangs over the bright blue background. At the center of the banner is a red and white crest, a circle with five leaves and a fan in the center.<br /><br />
This is the left print of a diptych (with 2003/1.583.2).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Otokotachi Nozarashi Gosuke; Ichimura Kakitsu; Publisher's seal: Kichi Isekane: Censors' seal: Ushi 2, aratame; Artist's signature: Kunisada ga
Utagawa Kunisada II (Japanese (culture or style))
Thousand-year Crane & New Year's Decoration Soga Brothers: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the chivalrous Nozarashi Gosuke
1865
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.583.1

Giovanni Crespi
St. Francis as Penitent, with a skull
1600 – 1632
Museum Purchase
1960/2.78
This print shows a black and white skull on a hairy, insect-like body with a tail and six legs. The figure holds another skull in its right hand and a bone in its left hand. Other smaller skulls and bones surround the figure.
José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican)
Calavera Huertista
1905 – 1915
Museum Purchase
1958/1.122
This engraving depicts a comfortable domestic interior. An old bearded man sits poring over a book at table in the back of the room. A lion and dog rest on the floor in the foreground. Various other objects appear around the room, including a skull, books, slippers, a crucifix, and a pair of scissors.
Albrecht Dürer
St. Jerome in His Study
1514
Gift of the Estate of Beatrice Bishop Berle
1993/2.1

Jusepe de Ribera
St. Jerome Reading
17th century
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1959/1.129

Jacob Lawrence
Hiroshima Series
1983
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.533.6

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Melancholia
1643 – 1653
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1959/1.128
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