Wednesday, October 10th 2012

books0977:

Alfred Rethel, Death the Strangler - The first outbreak of cholera at a masked ball in Paris, 1831 (Der Tod als Erwürger - Erster Auftritt…). 1851. Wood engraving. The British Museum.
In the centre, Death personified, holding two bones as if he was playing the violin; surrounding him, the bodies of three dead people lying on the floor; in the top left corner, a group of musicians leaving the room; in the background to right; Cholera personified, dressed in Egyptian fancy dress seated on stairs.

books0977:

Alfred Rethel, Death the Strangler - The first outbreak of cholera at a masked ball in Paris, 1831 (Der Tod als Erwürger - Erster Auftritt…). 1851. Wood engraving. The British Museum.

In the centre, Death personified, holding two bones as if he was playing the violin; surrounding him, the bodies of three dead people lying on the floor; in the top left corner, a group of musicians leaving the room; in the background to right; Cholera personified, dressed in Egyptian fancy dress seated on stairs.

(via preoccupiedwithspooky)

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