The Blind Man
Blind Man

The Blind Man

Basel's dance of death: Blind Man
Merian, Blind man

D eath appears to lead the blind man carefully along the path. But where are they going?

Variations: Birckmann places the hourglass in the background behind the man, removes the big tree and adds some smaller trees in the background. Deuchar also removes the big tree and replaces it with a smaller one in the background. Deuchar gives the hourglass wings and lets it fly.
Bewick and Anderson lets Death run cheerfully away with the his back towards the reader.

Scharffenberg combines the picture with Basel's dance of death (picture to the right) and lets Death cut the string to the blind mans little guide dog.

Various Artists

Holbein (1538)
Holbein 1538: Blind man
Birckmann (1555)
Birckmann 1555: Blind man
Scharffenberg (1576)
Scharffenberg 1576: Blind man
Chytraeus (1590)
Chytraeus 1590: Blind man
Kieser (1617)
Kieser 1617: Blind man
Valvasor (1682)
Valvasor 1682: Blind man
Nieuhoff (1720)
Nieuhoff 1720: Blind
Mechel (1780)
Mechel 1780: Blind man
Deuchar (1788)
Deuchar 1788: Blind man
Bewick (1789)
Bewick 1789: Blind man
Anderson (1810)
Anderson 1810: Blind man
Bechstein (1831)
Bechstein 1831: Blind man
Schlotthauer (1832)
Schlotthauer 1832: Blind man
Douce (1833)
Douce 1833: Blind man
Curmer (1858)
Curmer 1858: Blind man

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