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The dance of death: bones of all men. 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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Væ, væ, væ habitantibus in terra. Apoc. VIII. Cuncta in quibus spiraculũ vitæ est, mortua sunt. Gen. VII. Væ nimium uobis misero qui uiuitis orbe, tempora uos multo plena dolore manent. Quantumcunq; boni uobis fortuna ministret, pallida Mors ueniēs omnibus hospes erit. A 5.

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. 29624i

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