The Dance of Death - Death Refuses

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 16640 (6)
Department
Art and Popular Design
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Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: drypoint etching
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 270 mm, Width 327 mm
  • Image: Height 201 mm, Width 251 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: a scene showing the bottom of a dark trench. A dying British infantryman lies entangled with his dying companion, both wearing gas masks. He raises his arm in supplication towards the departing figure of Death, dressed in a cloak, who turns his back on the soldier.

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Death Refuses

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Percy Smith

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Smith 1919

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