Death, c. 1912-13 (published 1920)

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Death comes as an angel to embrace a bed-ridden figure. As he does so, he begins the transformation of the body into a skeleton, with his fingers serving as ribs. For many years Christian Rohlfs painted in Naturalistic and then Impressionistic styles, but at the age of 60, he fully adopted the young Expressionists' raw, emotional approach to art.

Artist Life
Accession Number
(Galerie Gunther Franke, Munich); sold to MIA, 1969.
Catalogue Raisonne
Vogt 64; Rifkind 2379; Söhn 72705-1
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