Christian de Mechel, Frontispiece

Ossuary Holbein

This was the first frontispiece Christian von Mechel made back in 1771. Douce writes, M. de Mechel had begun this work in 1771, when he had engraved the first four subjects, including a frontispiece totally different from that in the volume here described. There are likewise variations in the other three. He was extremely solicitous that these should be cancelled (Page 135).


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