Guillaume Godard has produced a dance of death that one could easily take for Simon Vostre's. They are slightly more clumsy and the scenes (except for the first three) are laterally inverted so Death stands to the right of the person.
There are only 16 different marginals (i.e. 48 figures), that are repeated four times.
There isn't much to say about them, except that this variant is very unusual. I have seen over 100 versions of Simon Vostre's dance of death while researching for these pages, but I have only met two complete copies of this variant.
The experts disagree about whether Simon Vostre's images were cut in wood or metal. But when it comes to Godard, there's no doubt because at least one of the original woodblocks still exists (picture to the right). The pope is cut on a separate block, whereas it's virtually certain that Vostre had cut 3 dancers per block — be it iron or wood.
Guillaume Godard has also copied another dance of death, but we'll return to that later. First we'll look at a variant by Thielman Kerver.
The next chapter is about an alternate (and in many ways very famous) series by Thielman Kerver.
The previous subject was The 66 dancers.