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The Glutton, illustration to 'The English Dance of Death' (1814-1816)
The Glutton, illustration to 'The English Dance of Death' (1814-1816)
Date:
1814
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Aquatint (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
140 x 222 mm (5 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
2000.119.3.46
Acquisition Date:
2000-10-12
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Death as a skeleton with his javelin and time-piece sits at the dinner table with an alarmed fat man and his household, who jumps to his feet knocking down hic chair, the caption reads 'What do these sav'ry meats delight you? Begone & stay, till I invite you'.