Invitation to the Dance (With Apologies to Hans Holbein) by Gustave Baumann

Invitation to the Dance (With Apologies to Hans Holbein) by Gustave Baumann

Invitation to the Dance (With Apologies to Hans Holbein)

Gustave Baumann

Title

Invitation to the Dance (With Apologies to Hans Holbein)

 
Artist
Year
1951  
Technique
oil on irregular panel, in frame built by the artist 
Image Size
31 3/4 x 26 1/2" board (longest/widest points of irregular board) 
Signature
pigment signature, in image, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated and annotated, "With apologies to Hans Holbein - 1538" in image, lower left beneath the signature; exhibition labels on verso with title, date 
Reference
38th Annual Exhbition for New Mexico Artists, 1951, at the Museum of New Mexico Art Galllery 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
AB559 
Price
$10,000.00 
Description
The title of this piece refers to noted German artist Hans Holbein the Younger, a 16th century painter and printmaker whose works included a famous interpretation of Danse Macabre. Created between 1523 and 1525 as a series of woodcuts, they depict Death arriving to take the lives of 34 people from varying walks of life, their deaths matching their positions in life. The particular version of Death that Baumann has chosen to replicate is that from plate 35: The Lady.