Happy Halloween from the George Glazer Gallery!
Witches Save Doctor from Death: A unique macabre set of hand-cut silhouettes on paper from the mid 19th century tells the story of how Death — personified by a skeleton accompanied by an “imp” — comes to kill a doctor by slicing a piece from him. A trio of witches, feeling sorry for the doctor, fight off Death and bring the doctor back to life. The grateful doctor thanks the witches, one of whom carries away the imp. The witches are shown in traditional form, with pointed hats and flying on brooms.
Pencil inscriptions on each silhouette describe the story:
Number 1: Death grinding his knife an Imp helping
Number 2: Death feasting on the Doctor
Number 3: Some Witches seized with pity come to the Doctor’s Assistance
Number 4: The Witches flying away with Death
Number 5: Patching up the Doctor
Number 6: Restoring him to Life
Number 7: He bids his friends Adieu!
See details on our web site: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/aanda/art-pre20/witches.html