Holbein, Hans (1497-1543), the younger: "Bones of All the Men" from Dance of Death

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Date of Printing: 1832 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Bizarre & Oddities • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 5 x 6.6 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 15 x 9.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

This is a very rare example of an 1832 J. Schlotthauer printing of a Hans Holbein original, from Holbein's original plate. Hand colored copperplate engraving showing a "Dance of Death' with skeletal musicians. Plate no. 5.
München, Auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1832.
This is a small but stunningly beautiful print from the genre, and will look exceptional when matted and framed.

Condition is Excellent, slight foxing throughout print.

"His iconic woodcut series Pictures of Death, commonly called The Dance of Death, brings to life the extraodiary skill and subversive imagination of artists who lived through the troubled years of the Reformation." -- Ulinka Rublack, "The Dances of Death", Penguin Books, 2016