School of Art
Prints / PR2137
Der Klien Soldat
Engraving in black on white laid paper
139 x 94 mm.
Purchase: Edgar Holloway, Ditchling 2000
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A nude soldier and a skeleton. The soldier wears a simple loin cloth and a plumed helmet. He holds a pole / spear? with both hands and marches forward with a serious expression. A dagger is held in place by his loin cloth on his left hip. Behind him is a skeleton, also holding a pole / spear?, wearing a drape. In the background is a landscape with two stone walls and a hill topped by a church. Engraved mainly in outline with hatching and cross hatching for shaded areas