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Der Tod als Freund [Death as a Friend]

1851
19th century
30.2 x 27 cm (11 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Richard Julius Jungtow (1816 - 1859) Woodcarver
Alfred Rethel (Diepenbend (Aachen), 1816 - 1859, Düsseldorf) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, German
Medium and Support: Wood engraving (by Richard Julius Jungtow)
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Simkowitz in memory of Amy Cecelia Simkowitz-Rogers, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.177

Death as a Friend portrays a pious monk’s peaceful passage into eternity. As the sun sets, Death, who is dressed as an ally in his monk’s robe adorned with a pilgrim’s shell, respectfully bows his head as he tolls the knell for his friend

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