Item #3026 ¡Calavera Zumbona! [caption title]. Jose Guadalupe Posada.

¡Calavera Zumbona! [caption title]

Mexico City: Imprenta Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, [ca.1900]. Broadsheet, 15.5 x 11.25 inches. Trimmed close at top edge; light mat burn in margins. Light dust soiling and a few patches of minor dampstaining. About very good. Item #3026

A rare and festive calavera broadsheet, illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada and published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. The main subject of the recto is a calavera graveyard party, at which all and sundry skeletons will be in attendance. The top half of the sheet contains n elaborate woodcut an elaborate woodcut depicting said party, with several figures in top hat and tails and others in traditional dress eating and drinking amongst the gravestones. The lower half prints a lengthy verse naming and describing all of the different types and characters that will be present. The verso continues this song, and the lower half contains a shorter verse about "La Calavera Mas Rica," and a depicting of the skull that, according to this urban legend, was discovered in a Mexico City drain in a pile of silver and gold. An extremely scarce example of the calavera broadside genre and the Posada-Arroyo collaboration; OCLC locates just two copies, at Notre Dame and the Ibero-Americanisches Institut in Berlin.

Price: $1,250.00