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The Plague
The Plague
Date:
15th–16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Red Crayon
Dimensions:
Sheet: 213 x 393 mm (8 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Purchased by L.L. Rollins from the Lang Auction sale, New York.

Accession Number:
1932.5.8
Acquisition Date:
1932-05-20
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, James D. Phelan Bequest Fund

Men and women sick and dying. Two people nursing and adminstering medicine.

Epidemic! a male and female samaritan help victims of an epidemic, a goodly woman feeds water or perhaps medecine to a corpse-like figure with a spoon, a strong man steadeies a man and woman from falling to the ground, the kneeling man looks as if he tried to help the sick woman but got infected himself, a tragic scene.

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