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Arme Familie (Poor Family), plate 9 from Vom Tode, Erster Teil (On Death, Part 1)
Arme Familie (Poor Family), plate 9 from Vom Tode, Erster Teil (On Death, Part 1)
Artist:
Date:
1889
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching, Aquatint, And Drypoint
Dimensions:
27.7 x 19.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1986.1.193.9
Acquisition Date:
1986-12-01
Credit Line:

Gift of John Gutmann in memory of Walter Heil

Exhibition History:

Waking Dreams: Max Klinger and the Symbolist Print
Legion of Honor, Gallery 1: 02/28/09 - 09/06/09

In a dark basement, a mother and child look out a window in the sloped ceiling while an old man sits in a chair with his head resting back.

In an attic a poor mother and child stare out the window. Behind them an old figure seems near death. Darkness and death approach.