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The three Fates; Clotho seated at left, spinning and holding the thread of life, which Atropos at right is cutting with scissors; Lachesis seated in front of her at r, holding the spool; a child kneeling in left foreground; landscape background with a large tree at r; some small brown stains. 1513
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Height: 219 millimetres
Width: 154 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other impressions, see E,7.219 and 1834,0712.70.
Mende suggests that the introduction of the child opens the image to an interpretation as the ages of man - or woman in this case and is a precursor to the painting of 1544 in Leipzig.
See Matthias Mende, 'Hans Baldung Grien. Das graphische Werk', Unterschneidheim 1978, no.32.
See D. Petherbridge, 'Witches and Wicked Bodies', exhibition catalogue, Edinburgh 2013, cat no. 51
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 Aug-Nov: Edinburgh, Scottish NG, Witches and Wicked Bodies
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