The Dance of Death - Death Ponders

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 16640 (4)
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1919
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Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: drypoint etching
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 271 mm, Width 360 mm
  • Image: Height 204 mm, Width 252 mm
  • Mount: Height 406 mm, Width 558 mm
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  • object category: print
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art

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Object description

image: Death, personified as a skeleton wrapped in a cloak, watches a British infantryman gasping for air. The soldier lies on his front, clutching at the edges of the shell-hole he has fallen into. He is wearing a gas-mask as clouds of poison gas approach from the right.

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Death Ponders

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Percy Smith

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Percy Smith '19

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