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The Gravedigger, 1912

  • etching, paper
  • 221 x 166 mm
  • Inv. 2003-CF-10

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Among the various editions that appeared after the extraordinary first edition of Les Villages illusoires by Emile Verhaeren (1895; with illustrations by George Minne), the version with etchings by Ramah from 1912-13 is one of the most moving. For this edition, the artist made fifteen etchings. Both editions mentioned are kept in the special collections of the museum library.


Ramah RKD
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 1887 - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 1947

Emile Verhaeren
Sint-Amands 1855 - Rouen 1916

Title The Gravedigger
Date 1912
Period 20th century
Medium and support etching AAT
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2003-CF-10
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 25G3 trees Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
42E31 grave, tomb Iconclass
42E38 signs, symbols and motifs in funerary art Iconclass
42E43 churchyard, cemetery Iconclass
42E272 grave digger Iconclass
48C901 symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ poetry; 'Poesia' (Ripa) Iconclass
School / Style Symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
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