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The dance of death: the king. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.
- Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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Sicut & rex hodie est, & cras morietur, nemo enim ex regibus aliud habuit. Eccle. X. Splēdida fert hodie regni qui sceptra superbus, castina lux illi tristia fata feret. Quisquis enim regni sūmas moderatur habenas munera discedens non meliora feret.
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. 29656i