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Labels on back of frame: Gallery of Modern Art loan number 72.66.309; deYoung label: notation in ink Wark #24 (Tullah Hanley's hand probably); Printed version of the same composition appliqued to back of frame from "London Pub", Nov. 1, 1814 at R. Ackerman's, 101 Strand. Image reversed in the print; background more developed in print; small detaiuls in immediate foreground added and subtracted.
Memorial gift from Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Stanford Museum, Dance of Death, 2 March - 22 April 1973; Sytanford Museum, :"Rowlandson: Ill. Books, Prints,& Drawings", 4 Maerch - 13 April 1980; UC Santa Cruz, E.P. Smith Gallery, "Rowlandson: Ill. Books, Prints, & Drawings", 1 May - 29 May 1980
Study for an illustration to Rowlandson's 'The English Dance of Death' (1814-1816); Death as a skeleton lifts his robes to reveal himself, to the horror of the assembly. The drawing is in reverse of the print.