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

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

Lettering

Qui congregat thesauros mendacii vanus & excors est, & impingetur ad laqueos mortis. Proverb. XXI. Thesauros cumulat qui per mendacia magnos, et bona corradit plurima, stulta facit. Mors etenim quādo trahet in sua retia captū, hunc faciet facti poenituisse sui. C.

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29659i

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