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Funeral Cortège with Skeletons as Poll Bearers
Funeral Cortège with Skeletons as Poll Bearers
Date:
18th–19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Brown Pen And Ink With Gray Wash Over Graphite On Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 245 x 458 mm (9 5/8 x 18 1/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Ashley, Inc. to M.S. Achenbach

Accession Number:
1963.24.514
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

Stanford Museum, Dance of Death, 2 March - 22 April 1973; Rowlandson Drawings & Watercolors, Frick, N.Y., 10 Feb - 8 April 1990; Frick, Pittsburgh, 21 April - 3 June 1990; Baltimore Museum of Art, 23 June - 5 August 1990.

Funeral procession, with cloth-draped coffin carried by skeleton as pallbearers. A group of mourners with varying facial expressions follow the coffin; one wears a clerical collar and carries an open book of music with indecipherable scribbles. (Virginia K. Anderson 03/13/95)

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”