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Death and the miser. Oil painting by Frans Francken II.

Francken, Frans, 1581-1642.
Date
1600-1699

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Description

A popular composition: the catalogue of Francken's paintings by U. Härting lists nine autograph versions, and there are many painted and engraved copies. The general sense is that of the Dance of Death: death comes even to those who have many blessings on earth. The precise role of the victim in this composition has been identified variously as a physician, a rich man, a moneylender, a gout-ridden man, a miser

Publication/Creation

1600-1699

Physical description

1 painting : oil on copper ; copper 23 x 17 cm

Publications note

U. Härting, Frans Francken der Jüngere, Freren 1989

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45044i

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