[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
it’s really interesting seeing death portrayed as a woman
Especially a a nurturer rather than a destroyer
Reminds me of Katherine Anne Porter”s Pale Horse, Pale Rider- her story about having the 1918 Flu- and surviving.