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The dance of death: the countess. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.
- Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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Ducunt in bonis dies suos, & in puncto ad inferna descendunt. 10 B XXI. Consumunt uitam per gaudia multa puellæ, omne uoluptatum percipiuntq́; genus. Tristitia curisq́; uacant, animoq́; soluto otia delitiis condita semper amant. Sed miseræ tandem fato nuttuntur ad orcum, vertit ubi summus gaudia tanta dolor.
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. 29694i