The Duchess
Holbein Proofs, Duchess

The Duchess

H L 1542 N otice, that Hans Lützelburger has cut his woodcutter's mark in the lower, left corner: A conjoined H and L (see picture to the left). Vogtherr has instead written the year 1542.

Variations: Birckmann lets Death set the hourglass on the floor. This is imitated by Deuchar. In Birckmann's picture there's a big hole in the floor (perhaps used by Death for entering the room?)
Anderson has replaced one Death with the Devil.

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Duchess
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Duchess
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Duchess
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Duchess
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Duchess
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Duchess
Rubens (1590)
Rubens 1590: Duchess
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Duchess
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Duchess
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Duchess
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Duchess
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Duchess
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Duchess
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Duchess
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Duchess
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Duchess
Helmuth (1836)
Helmuth 1836: Duchess
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Duchess

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