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Shroud to the World

by John McClellan

The frozen body of a lone female figure lies face up in the snow. A small child in his winter coat stands staring, sad-eyed at the lonely corpse.

A shroud is a cloth used to wrap a body for burial. It can also mean something that is used to conceal, protect, or hide. The year is 1938.

What do you think the artist is implying by choosing to name this lithograph Shroud to the World?

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John McClellan - Shroud to the World

Shroud to the World - John McClellan. 1938,  Lithograph, 16 x 11 ½ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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