The Dance of Death

Hans Holbein

An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death

One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early sixteenth century, The Dance of Death took an old medieval theme and made it new.

status Copy #1 (2917): in
genre Health » Death and Grief
publisher Penguin Classics
publish date 2016
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