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Repose (Ruhe), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Repose (Ruhe), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details


Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920


1880–81, published 1924


Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 H


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In a space that resembles a theater stage, the glove is at rest on an ornate gueridon, or table. A phalanx of long women’s gloves forms the stage curtain, or—in another association—acts as the chorus line behind the diva at center stage. An unexplained strange animal seems to ogle the star from behind the curtain.


Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection