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AUCTION 20

“ONE OF THE MOST RAUCOUS OF SCENES”—TYLER

149. POSADA, José Guadalupe. Barata de calaveras.... Mexico: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, 1907. Broadside printed on recto and verso, full sheet, 40.2 x 29.4 cm, type-metal engraving printed in black on white paper [calaveras in a cemetery seizing finely dressed ladies as calavera peasant ladies applaud]. Verso: Continuation of poem, with three more images. Paper browned, misprint of image of woman being carried by skeleton, small tear to upper left edge, lower left corner with small tear, else very fine.

     Tyler, Posada’s Mexico, #179, p. 264: “One of the most raucous of scenes—a group of calaveras apparently helping to celebrate the Day of the Dead—in which two working women are carried off into the world of the calavera.”

($300-600)

Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50

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