The Peddler
Holbein Proofs, Peddler

The Peddler

Marine trumpet
Marine trumpet

O ne Death grabs the peddler, who points towards the city that he intended to go to.

The other Death plays a marine trumpet. In spite of its name, a marine trumpet is a stringed instrument. A marine trumpet can be up to 2 meters long, and normally the musicians let the heavy end rest on the floor. Death holds it the other way, just like on Birckmann's picture of all men's bones.

Variations: Birckmann removes the peddler's long sword. So does Valvasor, Hollar and Deuchar. Birckmann is the only one, who lets the dog walk with a raised tail.
Bewick replaces the small altar with a windmill;
Anderson imitates Bewick and changes the lion-dog into a dog of indefinable race.
Scharffenberg omits both the dog and one of the Deaths.

Various Artists

Holbein Proofs (1526)
Holbein Proofs 1526: Peddler
Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Peddler
Vogtherr (1544)
Vogtherr 1544: Peddler
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Peddler
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Peddler
Straub (1581)
Straub 1581: Peddler
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Peddler
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Peddler
Meyer (1650)
Meyer 1650: Peddler
Hollar (1651)
Hollar 1651: Peddler
Doodt Vermaskert (1654)
Doodt Vermaskert 1654: Peddler
Thomas Neale (1657)
Thomas Neale 1657: Peddler
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Peddler
Erbaulicher Sterb-Spiegel (1704)
Erbaulicher Sterb-Spiegel 1704: Peddler
Rusting (1707)
Rusting 1707: Peddler
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Peddler
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Peddler
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Peddler
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Peddler
Hollar (colour) (1816)
Hollar (colour) 1816: Peddler
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Peddler
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Peddler
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Peddler
Heinrich Lödel (1849)
Heinrich Lödel 1849: Peddler
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Peddler

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