The Duke
Holbein Proofs, Duke

The Duke

The dance of death in Chur
The dance of death in Chur

T he duke turns his face away from the poor beggars in disgust, but there's one beggar that he can't ignore: He is grabbed by Death, who wears a crown of oak leaves. The hourglass stands in the tower window.

Holbein's dance of death has also inspired the dance of death in Chur in Switzerland - see picture to the right.

Variations: Birckmann leaves out the round tower; instead he places the hourglass on a cornice. Valvasor copies ham.

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Duke
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Duke
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Duke
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Duke
Juan de Icíar (1555)
Juan de Icíar 1555: Duke
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Duke
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Duke
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Duke
Glissenti (1596)
Glissenti 1596: Duke
Isaac Oliver (1615?)
Isaac Oliver 1615?: Isaac Oliver
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Duke
Hollar (1651)
Hollar 1651: Duke
Doodt Vermaskert (1654)
Doodt Vermaskert 1654: Duke
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Duke
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Duke
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Duke
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Duke
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Duke
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Duke
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Duke
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Duke
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Duke

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