Otto Greiner

Study of Death Approaching,


pencil on paper


Otto Greiner (Leipzig 1869 - 1916 Munich)

Death Approaching (schreitenden Tod), also known as Striding Death,

a preliminary study for the etching "Die Zeit geht hin" ["The Time is Up"] (Vogel 89), an etching which includes the text ""Die Zeit geht hin, der Tod kommt her, ach wer doch immer fertig wär" ["Time is coming, death is coming, oh whoever would have finished"]

circa 1905-1906

gray pencil with white highlights on brown paper

40.3 x 28.8 cm. (15.9 x 11.3 in.)

inscribed in pencil bottom right by the artist's widow, Nannina Greiner née Duranti: "Nachlass von Otto Greiner / Nannina Greiner / Rom 15 April 1925".


Estate of the Artist

2011: at Hill-Stone, New York, NY


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California