|śLe premier menestrel
Venez dames et damoiselles
Quelz sont voz corps: ie vous demande
Compaignon bonne est ta raison
O femmes mirez vous en vng tas
The women's danse macabre is known from a number of old manuscripts, like for instance MS 25434. Thus Marchant didn't invent the women's dance, and neither did he invent the authority in the beginning.
In contrast it is very possible that he was the inventor of the four musicians — both the ones leading the men's dance and those leading the women's.
When Guy Marchant published the women's dance for the first time in 1486, he used the woodcut above, and it is obviously the same woodcut as the one that introduced the men's dance (picture to the right).
For the special edition of the women's dance of death in 1491, Guy Marchant produced a new version of the four musicians (picture to the right). These cadavers have long spiky hair, just like the cadavers have in the rest of the women's dance.