The 2nd and 3rd editions of this print were printed and published in 2017. The image is this intaglio and drypoint etching is based on a detail within an 1851 engraving by Alfred Rethel, who created the work based on the poetry of Heinrich Heine. Alfred Rethel executed the image of Death as a hooded skeleton playing a violin. Moreover, this related to the fatal cholera outbreak at the Paris Carnival of 1832. As you can see, the violin is constructed from the bones of dead humans. This intimate print from Jerry Di Falco uses two etching plates, which are positioned on the printing press in a vertical diptych format with a separating space between them. The individual zinc plates measure 3 inches high by 2 inches wide, or 7.6 cm x 5.08 cm, and the overall image size is slightly over 6.5 inches high by 2 inches wide, or 16.5 cm x 5.08 cm. The paper measures about eleven by nine inches, or 28 cm x 23 cm. This is the FOURTH of FIVE Editionsmoreover, each edition is limited to only five prints. The work has an interesting printing history, based on astrological positions in 2012, 2017, and 2018. The 1st Edition was printed in 2012 and contained ten prints. It was executed in silver oil-base ink on black Stonehenge paper. Di Falco printed the 2nd and 3rd Editions, which were limited to only five etchings each, in September of 2017. The first three editions used the studio techniques of intaglio and drypoint. This 4TH EDITION etching was printed during the Full Moon of September 2018 and ALSO employs the Chine colle etching technique, which incorporates colored mulberry bark paper treated with methyl cellulose. Media is Oil-base black ink from Paris on RivesBFK white paper. The 5th edition will be printed between the first two Full Moons of autumn in 2018. NOTE THIS ETCHING IS SOLD WITH A FRAME AND MAT. THE WORK IS SHIPPED IN A PROFESSIONAL CARDBOARD SHIPMENT BOX AND ALSO PACKED SECURELY WITH BUBBLE WRAP. THE Absolute Arts PRICE INCLUDES PACKING MATERIALS AND PAPERWORK. Shipment costs are extra.