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Portents of death and destruction. Gouache, ca. 1910 (?).

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Heavy rain, clouds, thunder and lightning falling on a deserted landscape; left, a great skull and cross bones in the sky; centre, a falling star; right, a bier in the sky with marked with the heads of three Orientals



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1 painting : gouache ; sheet 41 x 120.8 cm

References note

XVIIth International Congress of Medicine: handbook of the Historical Medical Museum organized by Henry S. Wellcome (the Museum of the Section of the History of Medicine), London, 1913, catalogue no. 267, p. 62 (possibly this item, described as "Death, famine and pestilence as forecast by a comet. From a MS of the 15th century")


Wellcome Library no. 571996i


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