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Lubeck Dance of Death: Death and the Empress

Lubeck Dance of Death: Death and the Empress

The Frontispiece from De Doodt vermaskert, which also contains genuine woodcuts from Holbein’s Great Dance of Death.

The Frontispiece from De Doodt vermaskert, which also contains genuine woodcuts from Holbein’s Great Dance of Death.

Death's Coat of Arms, from the Dance of Death  Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)  (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)  Artist: After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London) Date: 1651 Medium: Etching; second state of four Classification: Prints Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 Accession Number: 51.501.2141

Death's Coat of Arms, from the Dance of Death Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav) (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London) Artist: After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London) Date: 1651 Medium: Etching; second state of four Classification: Prints Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 Accession Number: 51.501.2141

Holbein. Dance of death

Holbein. Dance of death

Wenceslaus Hollar’s 17th-century depiction of London’s Dance of Death

Wenceslaus Hollar’s 17th-century depiction of London’s Dance of Death

La Mort et le Bûcheron par Gustave Doré

La Mort et le Bûcheron par Gustave Doré

HUGO Herman - Pia Desideria - Anvers, H. Aertssenius, 1636 - gravures par Boetius Bolswaert

HUGO Herman - Pia Desideria - Anvers, H. Aertssenius, 1636 - gravures par Boetius Bolswaert

The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Numerous people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion. “The Pilgrimage of epileptics to Meulebeeck”, Hendrick Hondrius, after a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder from 1564; It is believed that Bruegel was an eyewitness to these events.

The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Numerous people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion. “The Pilgrimage of epileptics to Meulebeeck”, Hendrick Hondrius, after a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder from 1564; It is believed that Bruegel was an eyewitness to these events.

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

La Morte - Mazzo Tarocchi Rider Waite

La Morte - Mazzo Tarocchi Rider Waite

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