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La calavera de Don Juan Tenorio

La calavera de Don Juan Tenorio
1 print on natural ground wood paper : relief cuts and relief etchings, with text in letterpress ; 40.1 x 30 cm. (sheet).
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.
  • 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).
  • Popular Graphic Arts
Manilla, Manuel , artist
  • All Souls' Day--1910-1920.
  • Don Juan (Legendary character)--1910-1920.
  • Celebrations--Mexico--1900-1920.
  • Fencing--1900-1920.
  • Skeletons--1900-1920.
  • Broadsides--Mexican--1900-1920.
Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress)
Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
Don Juan Tenorio's calavera
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