“Death on the Barricades”. Artist: Alfred Rethel. Engraver: Hugo Buerkner. 6 x 9 inches. Auch ein Totentanz [Another Dance of Death]. Leipzig: Wigands, 1848 [1849]. A hard-hitting representation of the real cost of violent revolution, inspired by events in Germany and across Europe in 1848.

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