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The Masquerade, illustration from 'The English Dance of Death' (London, Ackermann, 1814-1816)
The Masquerade, illustration from 'The English Dance of Death' (London, Ackermann, 1814-1816)
Date:
1814
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Aquatint (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
Image: 120 x 202 mm (4 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.); Sheet: 134 x 228 mm (5 1/4 x 9 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
69.30.181.2
Acquisition Date:
1969-12-31
Credit Line:

Memorial gift from Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Exhibition History:

de Young, Dance in Art, 1 June - 28 Aug 1983.

What was a merry masquerade ball has been thrown into chaos, with people crushing others in their effort to flee the figure in the center. It is Death, who has removed his mask and camouflage cape to show the skeleton underneath. Holding high the Death mask and a long arrow, the skeleton dances. (Virginia Anderson 05/10/94)