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A dying man, stoned on suspicion of spreading the plague. Colour lithograph after F. Jenewein, 1899.

Jenewein, Felix, 1857-1905.
Date
1901

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Description

Subject described by Karel B. Mádl as follows: "The suffering and misery are on the increase. There seems no end of them, the minds of men grow confused, and finding no help they seek the causes of these irresistible attacks of death, and in their frenzy seize anyone, whom they suspect of spreading the poison, and who is unable to afford them help. The Black Death used to be followed by bloodshed. Here lies one victim of it. From a naked body life is escaping in a pool of blood. The infuriated people stoned a physician, because he was suspected to be the originator of the plague, or that he refused them help."

Lettering

Felix Jenewein: Pestis. F. Jenewein. 1899.

Publication/Creation

Pragae [at Prague] : Sumptum fecit B. Kočí, 1901.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colour ; image 43.4 x 37 cm.

Notes

One of six plates in a portfolio with title pages and introduction by Karel B. Mádl

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10129i

Language

  • Latin


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