The Merchant
Holbein Proofs, Merchant

The Merchant

T he merchant has brought his ware safely ashore from far-away countries, and is counting his money. At this moment, his dangerous trip now a thing of the past, he is caught by Death.

His partner loses the sleeve out of fear.

Variations: Birckmann has removed the compass that the merchant has put on the package; the hourglass is placed by the merchant's knee; The ships are moved farther away, so the water is visible. Hollar and Deuchar copy Birckmann.

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Merchant
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Merchant
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Merchant
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Merchant
Wagner (1557)
Wagner 1557: Merchant
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Merchant
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Merchant
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Merchant
Glissenti (1596)
Glissenti 1596: Merchant
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Merchant
Meyer (1650)
Meyer 1650: Merchant
Hollar (1651)
Hollar 1651: Merchant
Manni (1675)
Manni 1675: Merchant
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Merchant
Erbaulicher Sterb-Spiegel (1704)
Erbaulicher Sterb-Spiegel 1704: Merchant
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Merchant
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Merchant
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Merchant
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Merchant
Pseudo-Bewick (1825)
Pseudo-Bewick 1825: Merchant
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Merchant
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Merchant
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Merchant
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Merchant

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