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The dance of death: the fight is over and Death is seen seated, enthroned on ruins composed of rubble and the dead. Drawing by or after E. Ille.

  • Ille, Eduard, 1823-1900
Date:
1849
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32954i
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Publication/Creation

1849

Physical description

1 drawing on tracing paper : pencil ; image and border 25.4 x 33.8 cm

Lettering

Der Kampf ist aus, -der Vollmond scheint auf's Schlachtgefild, wo Freund und Feind vereinigt ruh'n im Todesbann,- auf Trümērn thront der Sensenmann: "Habt Acht, ihr Fürsten, habet Acht! Dein Erzfeind liefert solche Schlacht, nicht eurem Volk, das in die Hand euch Szepter gab und Kron' und Land! Zum Bundsgenossen nahmt ihr mich, ihr Thoren!- Euer Herr war ich!- Ihr thatet nur, was ich befahl, durch Eures Soldknechts Mörderstahl!!"

Creator/production credits

The attribution to Eduard Ille arises from his signature on one of six drawings (not the present drawings) of his set 'Noch ein Todtentanz' offered for sale by Reiss & Sohn, Königstein im Taunus, in 2005

References note

Dietrich Grünewald, 'Der Totentanz bei Rethel, Ille und Schwarzkopf', in: Eckart Sackmann (ed.), Deutsche Comicforschung, 2009, 5: 21–32

Lettering note

Bears number bottom center : V.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32954i

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  • German


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