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

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image: 6.5 x 4.8 cm

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Princeps induetur mœrore. Et quiescere faciam superbiam potentium. Ezechie. VII Princeps magne ueni, perituraq́; gaudia linquas quicquid & incerti mūdus honoris habet. Sola queo Regum sublimes vincere fastus, imperio cedit splendida pompa meo.

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. 29284i

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