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The Plague

Max Klinger (German, 1857–1920)
Klinger's print is one of twelve in the series On Death, Part II, which treats death symbolically. A gust of wind has forced open a window of the hospital ward, allowing Death to fly into the room in the guise of a flock of menacing black crows. In vain a nurse tries to fend them off with her rosary as patients gesture in despair and clasp their hands in prayer.

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