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Repose (Ruhe), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Repose (Ruhe), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 H

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 in plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

In a space that resembles a theater stage, the glove is at rest on an ornate gueridon, or table. A phalanx of long women’s gloves forms the stage curtain, or—in another association—acts as the chorus line behind the diva at center stage. An unexplained strange animal seems to ogle the star from behind the curtain.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

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