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Posada's Dance of Death

Illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1851–1913), Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg (American (born in Germany), 1901–1990), Author Jean Charlot (Mexican (born in France, active in the United States), 1898–1979), Publisher Pratt Graphic Art Center (New York, 1956–1986), Printer The Stinehour Press (American, 1952–2008)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 28 x 21.8 x 0.5 cm (11 x 8 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four electrotype impressions of original metal blocks, and one wood engraving

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Pratt Graphic Art Center, 1964) 28 cm; [6 ff., plus 4 plates]; publisher’s original printed red paper wrappers (gray manila folder, green cloth spine).

New York: Pratt Graphic Art Center, 1964


Pen and black ink front flyleaf "Efraín Barradas / San Juan / VI.1978"


Title page signed in graphite below image: "Fritz Eichenberg"; colophon page signed in red ink: "Jean Charlot"


By 1978, Efraín Barradas, San Juan, Puerto Rico; 1989, gift of Efraín Barradas to the MFA. (Accession date: February 22, 1989)

Credit Line

Gift of Efraín Barradas