Even in Death, Beauty

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Plague panel with the triumph of death. Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin

‘Her Firstborn’ by Robert Lewis Reid. (1888) Brooklyn Museum.

‘The Day of the Dead’ (detail), William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1859

Fayum Funeral Portrait, Mummy Portrait of a Woman, Antinoopolis, End of the Reign of Trajan, 98-117 A.D., Wax portrait on wood, Louvre, Paris

‘For The Last Time’ by Emily Mary Osborn. (1864).

Vintage French advertising poster for funeral flowers.

Detail from the Kentucky Coffin Quilt, or Graveyard Quilt, by Elizabeth Mitchell in the mid 1800s.

‘The Funeral in the Birch Grove’ – Illus. by Artuš Scheiner for Vyšehrad by Julius Zeyer

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