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

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.

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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.4 x 4.9 cm


Vae qui dicitis malũ bonũ, & bonũ malũ, ponẽtes tenebras lucẽ, & lucẽ tenebras, ponẽtes amarũ dulce, & dulce in amarũ. Isaiae XV. Vae qui taxatis pro falso crimine rectum, quodq́; malum uere est, dicitis esse bonum. Ex tenebris lucem facitis, de luce tenebras, mellaq́; cum tristi dulcia felle datis.

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


Wellcome Library no. 29220i



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