The Empress
Holbein Proofs, Empress

The Empress

D eath is disguised as a lady-in-waiting, but is naked under the hood. Death leads the empress towards the waiting grave.

Variations: Birckmann adds a few buildings in the horizon, and Valvasor copies Birckmann.
Hollar ignores Birckmann's additions and decorates the castle in renaissance style, and Deuchar copies Hollar. This is an example (the only one?) of Deuchar copying Hollar instead of Birckmann.

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Empress
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Empress
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Empress
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Empress
Juan de Icíar (1555)
Juan de Icíar 1555: Empress
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Empress
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Empress
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Empress
Glissenti (1596)
Glissenti 1596: Empress
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Empress
Meyer (1650)
Meyer 1650: Empress
Hollar (1651)
Hollar 1651: Empress
Thomas Neale (1657)
Thomas Neale 1657: Empress
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Empress
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Empress
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Empress
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Empress
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Empress
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Empress
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Empress
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Empress
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Empress
Wildridge (1887)
Wildridge 1887: Empress

Up to Holbein's great dance of death