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The dance of death: the duchess. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.
- Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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De lectulo super quem ascendisti, non descẽdes, sed morte morieris. IIII Reg. I. Quem premis, ô uirgo, iuuenili corpore lectũ, non hinc dura tibi surgere fata dabunt. Nà prius exanimem te Mors uiolẽta domabit, pallidaq́; in tumulum corpora falce trahet.
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
Wellcome Library no. 29604i