Death as a Strangler (1851)
by Alfred Rethel (Germany 1816-1859)
The strains of Death's bony violin have lulled the revelers at a masked ball into a permanent sleep, but the other musicians scramble for the exit. The image is an allegory of a cholera epidemic that struck Paris in 1831. The outbreak killed 20,000 of the city's 650,000 inhabitants. After several years as a highly successful painter of major public commissions, Alfred Rethel's intermittent bouts of mental illness led him to devote himself to the less-pressured activity of printmaking.
Square Framed Art Print
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.
- Ready To Hang - Wire Hanger Attached
- Professionally Finished Back
- Rubber Bumpers
- Sizes Reference the Print Inside the Frame
- Available in Black and White Frame colors