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The death of a revolutionary soldier who has fallen from his horse

Artist:
José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1851–1913)
Date:
ca. 1910
Medium:
Etching on zinc
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/16 × 5 7/8 in. (18 × 15 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Charlot, 1930
Accession Number:
30.82.10
Not on view
An inscription in pencil on the mount sheet suggests that this represents the death of Emilio Zapata. This is not possibly, for Zapata died in 1919, years years after Posada died.
Inscription: Signed on plate lower right: 'Posada'
Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii); Donor: Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2006–April 6, 2006.

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