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The dance of death: the old woman. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.6 x 5 cm

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Melior est mors quàm vita. Eccle. XXX. Vita diu mihi poena fuit, me nulla uoluntas incitat, ut cupiam longius esse super. Mors melior uita, certa mihi mente uidetur. Quæ redimit cunctis pectora fessa malis.

Publications note

A.S. Warthin, The physician of the dance of death; a historical study of the evolution of the dance of death mythus in art, New York 1931, pp. 34-56
W.L. Gundersheimer, The dance of death by Hans Holbein the younger, New York 1971, pp. vii-xiii

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Wellcome Library no. 29266i

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