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

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


Quis est homo qui vivet, & non videbit mortem, eruet animam suam de manu inferi. Psal. LXXXVIII. Quis tam grandis homo, tam forti pectore vivit , Cui maneat semper nescia vita necis ? Quis vitare potest, quod deiicit omnia, lethum, Eripiens animam mortis ab ense suam?

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. 43474i



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