Le triomphe de la mort by Jean Holbein



Le triomphe de la mort gravé d’après les desseins originaux de Holbein par chretien de mechel graveur a bale by Jean Holbein

  • Hardcover: 6pp + 92pp + additional 47 engravings
  • Binding: half leather
  • Language: French
  • Publish Date: 1780
  • Publisher: Stuttgart: Verlag v. Konrad Wittwer
  • Shipping Weight: 520 g
  • Condition: Good
  • Dimensions: 21,5 x 16 cm

Very rare and curious work.

Illustrated title page, portrait frontispiece, 45 tissue-guarded plates.

The Dance of Death – Hans Holbein’s masterpiece of the macabre, originally published in Lyons in 1538. It was newly etched at the end of the 18th century by David Deuchar who published several series of etchings after great masters, such as Rembrandt and Van Ostade. It was thereafter re-issued by John Holbein as a collection of 48 engraved plates by Hans Holbein, each accompanied by short description.