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F18 Peters - RCHUMS 334 - Death in the Western Imagination

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
When day breaks we will be off (Si amanece; nos vamos)
etching, burnished aquatint and burin on paper
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);7 3/8 in x 5 in (18.73 cm x 12.7 cm);7 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in (19.68 cm x 14.92 cm)
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Max Klinger
Death as Savior, number 10 from a series of 10, Opus XI 'Vom Tode I'
etching on paper
17 in. x 15 in. ( 43.2 cm x 38.1 cm )
Museum Purchase
Alfred Rethel
Death as Friend
woodcut on paper
20 in. x 14 1/8 in. ( 50.8 cm x 35.9 cm )
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Los Proverbios (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 2: Por temor no pierdas honor ("Do not lose honour through fear") or Disparate de miedo (Folly of Fear)
etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint? on paper
9 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in (24.45 cm x 34.92 cm);18 in x 22 in (45.72 cm x 55.88 cm);87 in x 12 11/16 in (220.98 cm x 32.23 cm);9 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in (24.45 cm x 34.92 cm);11 3/4 in x 17 1/16 in (29.85 cm x 43.34 cm)
Transfer from the University Library
Rodolphe Bresdin
La Comédie de la Mort
lithograph on paper
8 5/8 in. x 5 15/16 in. ( 21.9 cm x 15.1 cm )
Museum Purchase
Scene of three nude people (two women, one man) and a skeleton in a room next to a bathroom that is sketched on the left hand side of the scene. The skeleton is wrapping itself around the younger woman while the older woman, in darker and more opaque colors tries to free her. The man in the back is depicted as much smaller and week, lagging behind.
Eli Levin
Death in the Family
graphite and watercolor on paper
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. ( 28.58 cm x 20.64 cm )
Gift of Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Eugène Delacroix
Death of Ophelia (Act IV, Scene VII); from the series of 16 prints, Hamlet
lithograph on paper
7 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in (18.73 cm x 26.04 cm);13 3/4 in x 20 5/8 in (34.92 cm x 52.39 cm);7 1/4 in x 10 in (18.41 cm x 25.4 cm);18 in x 22 in (45.72 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
Johan Wierix
Scenes of Martyrdom and Monastic Figures
pen, ink and wash on white paper
20 9/16 x 17 9/16 in. (52.1 x 44.6 cm);25 11/16 x 19 13/16 in. (65.09 x 50.17 cm)
Museum Purchase
Copies of men's high school portraits from yearbook pages collaged onto board. There are words written across in red, blue, orange and purple crayon "The Class of 65...."
Michael Joseph
Diptych on Vietnam (one of two)
collage on panel
22 in. x 5 ft. 10 in. x 2 in. (55.88 x 177.8 x 5.08 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
A bulbous vessel with narrow mouth and base. The wood is burned and cracked and circled by three gold bands, two of which overlap.<br />
burnt wood vessel with gold
Todd Hoyer
Three Gold Rings, from Ringed Series
eucalyptus, imitation gold leaf
11 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (29 x 19 x 19 cm);11 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (29 x 19 x 19 cm)
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
A group of women all wearing black with their heads covered in black mourning a man in a suit laying down. His hands are crossed over his body and he has a beard.
Eugene W. Smith
Spanish Wake, from "W. Eugene Smith. A Portfolio of Ten Photographs"
gelatin silver print on paper
12 15/16 in x 8 5/16 in (32.86 cm x 21.11 cm)
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Day of All Dead
gelatin silver print on paper
9 15/16 in x 7 15/16 in (25.2 cm x 20.1 cm)
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin


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