The Old Woman
Holbein Proofs, Old woman

The Old Woman

Holbein: Abraham and the angel
Holbein: Abraham and the angel
AC (Allaert Claesz) 1562
Allaert Claesz 1562

D eath plays a xylophone that seems to be made out of bones. The hourglass is broken. The picture has obviously inspired Allaert Claesz (picture to the right).

The shrubbery with its long stalks is reminiscent of one of Holbein's woodcuts for the Old Testament (picture to the left).

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Old woman
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Old woman
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Old woman
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Old woman
Juan de Icíar (1555)
Juan de Icíar 1555: Old woman
Wagner (1557)
Wagner 1557: Old woman
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Old woman
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Old woman
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Old woman
Thomas de Leu (1610?)
Thomas de Leu 1610?: Thomas de Leu
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Old woman
Hollar (1651)
Hollar 1651: Old woman
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Old woman
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Old woman
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Old woman
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Old woman
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Old woman
Hollar (colour) (1816)
Hollar (colour) 1816: Old woman
Pseudo-Bewick (1825)
Pseudo-Bewick 1825: Old woman
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Old woman
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Old woman
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Old woman
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Old woman

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