Lot 172 of 541:
Four Calavera broadsides by José Posada  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
$1,500 - $2,500

Group of four "Calaveras" broadsides with engraved illustrations

Posada, José Guadalupe

Mexico, D.F.

Imprenta de Antoniio Vanegas Arroyo



Letterpress verse in Spanish with engravings, on various colors of paper. Each 38.5x28.5 cm (15¼x11¼"). Comprises:

  • Calavera de la Penitenciaria.
  • Calaveras Dominigales.
  • Calavera del Drenaje.
  • Barata de Calaveras


Creations of the Mexican political printmaker and engraver whose work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques.

Lot Amendments

A little creasing, "Barata de Calaveras" with small chip and light stain to lower edge, else very good.

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