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Rescue (Rettung), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Rescue (Rettung), 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 D


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In this illustration of a dream, the glove is about to be rescued at sea. As in many dreams, we are not shown what has led up to this unusual situation. The predominantly dark tonality of the print makes the threat of the moment palpable. The etched lines evoke the harshness of driving rain.


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