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TitleThe Suicide; Death smiles & seems his dart to hide; When he beholds the Suicide
Mediummetal engraving
BookThomas Rowlandson. The English Dance of Death. London : R. Ackermann, 1815. Page 0.21.
Noteshandcolored. Death can relax: the suicide victim (another is already floating in the water) does his work for him. This plate provides an early depiction of the favored romantic theme of suicide.
ThemeDanse Macabre
Subjectsdance, skeleton

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