Death on the Barricade

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Fifth plate of Rethel’s Dance of Death showing Death on a barricade as insurgents fall fighting
Fifth plate from Rethel's "Yet Another Dance of Death."

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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In the fifth plate of Rethel’s Dance of Death, Death stands with a flag on a barricade, biting the collar of his coat in a strange grin. The ranks of the insurgents, who fight with cobblestones and guns against an army which fires with cannons, are being decimated.

The title reads in the original German: Der Tod auf der Barrikade.

This series of plates was engraved under the supervision of Hugo Bürkner.

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