Child, from On Death, Part I, Opus XI (Kind, Vom Tode, Erster Teil, Opus XI)

Child, from On Death, Part I, Opus XI (Kind, Vom Tode, Erster Teil, Opus XI)

1889

Part of a set. See all set records

Max Klinger

(German, 1857-1920)

Etching and aquatint

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1933.126.5

Catalogue raisonné: Singer 175

State: VI/VI

Description

In this, the fifth in Klinger’s series On Death, Part One, death occurs in a seemingly peaceful landscape. In a large meadow bordered by woods, a nanny has fallen asleep upon a bench. Beside her is a baby carriage, beneath which lies fallen bedding. On a path in the distance, toward the darkness of the forest, Death leads the child away, dead as a result of its fall.

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Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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