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Auch ein Todtentanz aus dem Jahre 1848

Illustrated by Alfred Rethel (German, 1816–1859), Engraved by August Gaber (German, 1824–1894), Engraved by Gustav Richard Steinbrecher (German, 1828–1887), Text by Robert Reinick (German, 1805–1852), Publisher Georg Wigand (German, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Zoege von Manteuffel 14-19; Zimmerman/Peters 229-34.


Overall: 27.7 x 39.3 x 0.9 cm (10 7/8 x 15 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leipzig: Georg Wigand [1849]) Oblong folio; [1 f.] 6 plates [1 f.]; contemporary half dark brown morocco, brown embossed paper boards (rust-colored cloth box).

Contemporary version of Dance of Death theme

Leipzig: Georg Wigand [1849]


Martin Breslauer, London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 5 [19], 1963.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund