The Count, from the Dance of Death (c. 1526)

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Title

The Count, from the Dance of Death (c. 1526)

Subject

Woodcut

Description

This sixteenth century woodcut shows a skeletal, personified Death pursuing the titular count. It was part of a series by Hans Holbein on the Dance of Death, in which Death strikes down men and women of all classes to be united in death. This idea that is also represented in the finale of The Seventh Seal, in the final "dance" with Block, Jons, Lisa, Plog, and the silent girl.

Creator

Hans Holbein The Younger (1497 - 1543)

Date

1526 (published 1538)

Contributor

Declan Murphy

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Germany
Early Modern Era (c. 1500 - 1750)
16th Century
c. 1520 - 1530

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Woodcut

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 4.9cm

Files

Holbein Dance of Death.jpg

Citation

Hans Holbein The Younger (1497 - 1543), “The Count, from the Dance of Death (c. 1526),” Medieval Hollywood, accessed July 21, 2024, https://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/82.

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