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Name: Lucian
Country: Italy
Time: Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 05:43:13 PM

Very interesting site, thanks! As you mention, the Paris Dance Macabre is the earliest one we know in monumental form, but only just: I wrote my thesis at Cambridge on one (still in glorious technicolour for all to see!) dating from 1426-7 and another one from 1474. Both were scaled up copies of woodcuts by artists working in the circle of the Meister E.S. and Meister mit den Banderollen. The woodcuts of the dance of death certainly predate the Paris frescoes, and these were themselves most probably derived from the prints and legend of The Three Living and Three Dead.

Hi Lucian

That certainly sounds interesting, and if your thesis is online you should post a link.

Nevertheless I must point out that 1426-7 (not to mention 1474) is later than 1424, so the Parisian Danse Macabre is still the oldest datable dance of death.

Name: Joseph Fuller
Country: Cambodia
Time: Thursday, November 21st 2019, 05:04:44 PM

Thank you for your hard work on this site. It is wonderfully beautiful and makes it much easier to explore this fascinating topic than days gone by; when manual searches involved contacting various libraries.

Name: lynette
Country: New Zealand
Time: Saturday, October 26th 2019, 08:23:24 PM

I've been studying the black death this semester at university and found this website to be fantastic :)

Name: Rex
Country: USA
Time: Thursday, October 17th 2019, 04:13:22 AM

This has been a fascinating read - I truly appreciate your attention to detail and your devotion to this topic.

Name: C. Carlson
Country: Mississippi
Time: Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 04:44:58 AM

Greetings. I came here after reading St. Thomas More's 16th century account of the Dance of Death depicted in St. Paul's. I am grateful for your collection, really enjoyed reading the poem and thumbing through all the artwork. Coming here was a wonderfully macabre experience.

Name: erika mordek
Time: Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 09:01:42 AM

I have found dance of death alphabet by holbein which you mention that you have not found:
A,I H L N M Z in D. Dionysii Carthvsiani Enarrationes piae ac ervditve in dvodecim prophetas (qvos vocant) minores printed 1549 by Quentell. Bib ID 2270026 from
rom their catalogue.
if you wait a day or so I will upload them to my Flickr account
I would like to ask you questions about a certain tailpiece. in another message. thanks erika

Hi Erika

That sounds interesting, but I'm not sure where I say that I'm looking for a particular edition by Quentel. Is it the same book as this one? Enarrationes Piae Ac Ervditae In Dvodecim Prophetas (Qvos Vocant) Minores ... longè politiùs ac diligentiùs ... quàm priùs edita Coloniae: Quentel, 1549

You're welcome to ask questions here, but you can also write me at martinhagstrm (at-sign)

Name: S C M Spain
Country: Spain
Time: Thursday, July 11th 2019, 09:40:10 PM

Congrats. Wonderful web

Name: Stephanie Curran
Country: United Kingdom
Time: Monday, July 8th 2019, 12:53:29 PM

This is really useful.

Name: M. Weber
Country: USA
Time: Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 06:42:58 PM

Thank you for this web page! I found it on accident and I was hooked on each page. Thank you for all the research, it was fascinating to read!

Name: javier sanz garcia
Country: España
Time: Thursday, March 14th 2019, 11:11:30 PM

Le felicito por su trabajo. Una hermosa muestra de
erudición y trabajo.

Name: Daniel JC Brown
Country: US
Time: Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 04:48:02 PM

wonderful job. interesting. I want to see andeknow more. Perhaps related to the celestial pale bleu apples chapel with the stained glass and the sha of iran. And a vwery rare inheritance?

Name: Didier Jugan
Country: France
Time: Friday, March 1st 2019, 12:35:40 AM

Thank you very much for your very interested website.
I would like to inform you that our association Danses Macabres d'Europe organises a Congress about Dance of death at Paris next month (19-24 march 2019) and the proceedings of this Congress is already Under subscription. All informations by google with the key words : "bibliothèque Mazarine congrès de Danses macabres d'Europe" or by writing me at my E-mail address
Didier Jugan

Name: Natalie Gustafson
Country: United States
Time: Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 03:21:33 AM

Very, very helpful for a project on early illustrators for art school!! Thanks so much!!!!

Name: Zach
Country: USA
Time: Sunday, August 5th 2018, 10:10:39 PM

Remarkable site, i plan to get much of the Lubeck mural tattooed onto me and will be using images as reference.

Name: Adam Wagner
Country: Danmark
Time: Friday, May 25th 2018, 09:50:20 PM

En meget fin side; grundig og informativ. Den har jeg haft stor glæde af. Tak for det.

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