Danse macabre, 1944-45 : 16. litographies originales par Ernest Barta
Books and Published Materials
Books and pamphlets
- Object Type
Portfolios (groups of works) (aat)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sheldon Kaplan
Limited edition portfolio, 117/300, of 16 prints by Ernest (Emo) Barta with allegorical images of Holocaust related subjects. Each print is numbered 117/300 and signed by the artist.
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Also in Hannah Kaplan collection
The collection consists of three published portfolios of artwork, Tanuságtétel by Shraga Weil, 16 fameszete by Miklos Adler, and Danse Macabre by Ernest (Emo) Barta, published soon after the Holocaust.
Enclosure for Tanusagtetel (Testimony), a commemorative portfolio containing 10 individual prints created by Sraga (Shraga ) Weil, a Hungarian artist and resistance member in Budapest during the war, depicting scenes of concentration camp inmates, camp life, and atrocities. The original drawings were dated 1945 and the portfolio was published in 1946.
Portfolio cover for published prints, 16 fametszete (woodcuts), containing 15 prints from a 16 print set, created by Miklos Adler, featuring scenes he witnessed while a concentration camp prisoner. This copy has prints 2-15. Opening and closing pages: "know from where did you come..." (end page) "...and also know where are you going." From the author's introduction: "This book has no title because one cannot find a word to express what with the Europian (sic) Jews happened in the last two years. ...Brothers, sisters innocently destroyed and killed ! I am mourning you until my death."