La calavera de Don Juan Tenorio

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Don Juan Tenorio's calavera
Broadside shows a graveyard in which two skeletons are fencing each other, while another lies on the ground dead, and a fourth peeks from behind a tombstone. There are two small skulls, a small bird creature, and a small angel by a tomb used as decoration. The text concerns a calavera (verse epitaph) of Don Juan Tenorio and his battle with death. Don Juan Tenorio is a drama frequently enacted in observance of the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).

Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
  • Broadsides--Mexican--1900-1920.
  • 1 print on natural ground wood paper : relief cuts and relief etchings, with text in letterpress ; 40.1 x 30 cm. (sheet).
Manilla, Manuel , artist
  • Talleres de la Test. de A V, Arroyo. Sta. Teresa núm. 40. México, D.F.
  • For use of the main image in a different broadside, see PGA - Vanegas, no. 74.
  • Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1977; (DLC/PP-1977:215.572).
  • Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).

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