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La Calavera Monetaria

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1998,1004.22

  • Title (object)

    • La Calavera Monetaria
  • Description

    Satirical broadside for the Day of the Dead; skeleton dancing, with below another scene showing old coinage driven out by new; with letterpress text; printed 1919. c.1905-7 Photorelief print, on green paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1905-1907
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 357 millimetres
    • Width: 269 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production detail and publication address, "40 Calle de Santa Teresa".
  • Curator's comments

    The Posada caricature below of the battle between old and new coinage first appeared as a newspaper caricature around 1905-07. Arroyo bought the old Posada blocks from the newspapers in which such caricatures were first published. This Calaveras was printed in 1919 when Chonforo Vico, who is recorded here on the publisher's line, was a partner with Arroyo's widow Carmen Rubi between 1919-20 (information from Dr Tom Gretton, Dept of History of Art, University College London, 13 November 1998).

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  • Location

    Not on display (American XIXc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Day of the Dead
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1998

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1998,1004.22

Satirical broadside for the Day of the Dead; skeleton dancing, with below another scene showing old coinage driven out by new; with letterpress text; printed 1919. c.1905-7 Photorelief print, on green paper

Satirical broadside for the Day of the Dead; skeleton dancing, with below another scene showing old coinage driven out by new; with letterpress text; printed 1919. c.1905-7 Photorelief print, on green paper

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