Death on the Ridge Road


A Duille fine art print of Grant Wood’s stunning 1935 painting. Available framed or unframed.

“Death On The Ridge Road”. Grant Wood. 1935.

A powerfully graphic work by celebrated artist Grant Wood who became famous as the creator of ‘America’s Mona Lisa’, “American Gothic”. This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.

About the work
Made early in 1935 Death On The Ridge Road has European influences from Flemish Old Masters and German Modernism but the subject was inspired directly by a friend’s car crash in Iowa two years previously. The cartoon-like and deceptively playful imagery of Death On The Ridge Road belies it’s symbol-soaked depiction of a frozen moment in a life or death crisis. Our elevated view shows us instantly what is about to happen. Unnerving storm clouds foreshadow impact. A ghostly light fills the scene. Shadowy telegraph poles conjure grave markers and the dark sedan sits frozen across the road seconds from impact. The scarlet-painted truck hurtles over the ridge, wheel off the ground. The waiting foreground car will be witness.

The work was famously purchased sight unseen by Cole Porter. It has continued ever since to provoke discussion and will make a fascinating addition to your collection.

Made to last
This is a hand-finished, museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years. It is printed in archival quality pigment inks on Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper reproducing the original work. This heavyweight mould-made paper won’t yellow or degrade like inferior products. Our prints will stay true, bright and beautiful for years.

About giclée
The giclée process is ‘the best kind of fine art print available today’ and uses precision digital technology. Favoured by leading international museums and fine artists for superb detail and quality of reproduction with rich saturated colour. These prints are often mistaken for originals.

As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Available unframed in a choice of two sizes

A4 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 297mm W x 210mm H.
Size of printed image: 287mm W x 195mm H.
A3 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 420mm W x 297mm H.
Size of printed image: 410mm W x 260mm H.

There are proportional white margins all round both sheet sizes to allow for framing.

Available ready framed too

Buy Death on the Ridge Road ready framed. Great for instant display or if you'd like to send a stunning gift.

Your print will be sent in a smart black frame and professionally sealed on the reverse.
The frame is polymer crystal-glazed fibreboard and includes a built in stand for table top use and also a loop for wall hanging.

Add 'Framed A4 print' to your order.
Frame sizes: 240 x 330mm x 15mm

Death on The Ridge Road

Death on The Ridge Road framed

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your print will be sent wrapped in protective packaging and dispatched quickly.
If you are in a hurry feel free to drop us a line to check on special express shipping options before ordering.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.


Print type

Unframed A3 print, Unframed A4 print, Framed A4 print

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