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Calavera Maderista

Accession Number
1949/1.180

Title
Calavera Maderista

Artist(s)
José Guadalupe Posada

Artist Nationality
Mexican

Object Creation Date
circa 1910

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 5 1/4 in (30.48 cm x 13.34 cm);16 3/16 in x 8 1/8 in (41.12 cm x 20.64 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This print represents the skeleton of a drunken peon wearing a sombrero, serape, and sandals, holding a bottle of Aguardiente de Parras—a reference to Madero's family's maguey plantation and distillery operation. The distinctive mustache and beard further identify the calavera as Francisco Madero, president of Mexico (1911-1913). 

Physical Description
A figure of a skeleton wearing a hat, scarf, pants and sandals walking towards the left side of the image. He has a mustache and carries a bottle.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
hats
modern and contemporary art
prints (visual works)
skeletons (animal components)
skulls (skeleton components)

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