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The dance of death at Basel: death and the cook. Lithograph by G. Danzer after H. Hess.

  • Hess, Hieronymus, 1799-1850.
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Description

These lithographs are derived from the dance of death frescos painted on the walls of the churchyard of the Dominican cloister in Basel. Executed between 1437 and 1441, these frescos were often altered and were finally removed in 1805 when damages could not be restored. Some of the wall fragments are preserved in the history museum in Basel

Publication/Creation

Basle [Basel] : Hasler & Cie., éditeurs lithogr.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed with beige background ; image 16.8 x 13 cm

Lettering

Der Tod zum Koch. Komm her, Hans Koch! du must darvon, wie bist so fleisst, du kanst kaum gohn: hast du schon kocht viel futter schleck, wird dir jetzt saur, du must hinweg. Antwort des Kochs. Ich hab kocht Hüner, Gäns und Fisch meim Herren vielmal über Tisch, Mildbrät, Pasteten, Marcipan. O weh meins Bauchs! ich muss darvon.

References note

S. Cosacchi, Makabertanz; Der Totentanz in Kunst, Poesie und Brauchtum des Mittelalters, Meisenheim am Glan 1965, pp. 759-764, pp. 816-817
The Dance of Death at Basle, printed for C.F. Beck, Basle 1852

Lettering note

Bears number top right : No. 36.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31001i

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  • German


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