De Que Mal Morira? (Of What Illness Will He Die?)
Primary Category: Visual Arts / Painting/Drawing
Genre: Etching and aquatint
- Winkler, Mary
- Date of entry: Jan-20-1998
- Last revised: Apr-26-2012
In this satirical etching, a recumbent, slack-limbed man is attended by two shadow background figures (one of whom may be his wife) and his physician--a fashionably attired ass! The ass/physician is searching for the pulse of his patient, a pose that accentuates the ostentatiously large gem encircling his hoof.
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.