Death as a Friend (1851)
by Alfred Rethel (Germany, 1816-1859)
Alfred Rethel's Death of a Strangler is said to have so haunted his contemporaries and disturbed their dreams that he created this work to depict a more comforting image of Death. The old bell ringer had tolled many a passing, but now Death works the bell ropes to mark the new day. Death came a long way to do his job, for he wears the cockle shell of a pilgrim. The old man seems to have gone in peace, surrounded by symbols of his faith and on his belt his set of keys; a symbol of order.
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Semi-gloss paper framed in 1 inch 100% real wood frames with a matte enamel finish. Framed prints have an archival, shatterproof plexiglass. Framed paper prints offer you a professional finish ready to elevate any space.
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