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

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.5 x 5 cm


Est via quæ videtur homini iusta: nouissima autem eius deducunt hominem ad mortem. Prover. IIII. Apostrophe ad Mortem. Quid sacram terres Mors inuidiosa puellam? Gloria de uicta uirgine parua uenit. I procul, & senio confectis retia ponas: Hanc sine deliciis incubuisse suis. Conueniunt hilari lususq́; iociq́; iuuentae, sumptaq́; furtiuo gaudia laeta thoro.

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. 29272i



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