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F19 Peters - RCHUMS 334 - Death in the Western Imagination

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
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 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 Alvarez 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
A composite print from two negatives, each representing a moment from a dance performance. The woman wears a large cloth, which she manipulates with her motions to create forms and shapes.
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham—Lamentation
gelatin silver print on paper
15 7/8 in x 19 7/8 in (40.3 cm x 50.5 cm);22 3/16 in x 28 1/4 in (56.36 cm x 71.76 cm);15 15/16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.5 cm x 50.7 cm);13 9/16 in x 18 in (34.5 cm x 45.7 cm)
Gift of Frances U. and Scott K. Simonds
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of the crucified Christ. A newsclipping featuring a photo of an ash-covered body of a man lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Haiti Crucifixes (Earthquake Victim and Murdered Haitian Hero)
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 3/4 in (60.96 cm x 93.35 cm);21 in x 31 in (53.34 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist
This print shows a chaotic scene with a white skeleton in the center. In the upper left, there are a series of sea creatures, including a grey colored shark, pink colored squids and two octopuses in shades of orange. At the bottom of the print, the skeleton is surrounded by a large lizard, skulls, and other figures. A moon and stars are in the upper left corner. The print is signed (l.r.) "Underground Ann McCoy" and numbered "18/100" in red pencil.
Ann McCoy
The Underworld
hand colored lithograph on paper
42 in x 30 in (106.68 cm x 76.2 cm)
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
In the foreground, a man and a woman carry a child as they move to the left of the page. The man carries the child's body, while the woman holds the childs head. The man's face is turned towards the left, while the woman's head is bowed toward the child. The man and woman are dressed in dark clothes, while the child is shown in white. The child's arm hangs limp. A crowd of children is gathered in the background, looking at the three main figures.
Käthe Kollwitz
Child Run Over
softground etching on paper
9 15/16 in x 12 11/16 in (25.24 cm x 32.23 cm);9 15/16 in x 12 11/16 in (25.24 cm x 32.23 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

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