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Rich Man, from the Dance of Death

Series/Portfolio:
Dance of Death, after Holbein
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1651
Medium:
Etching, second state of four
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 5/8 × 1 7/8 in. (6.6 × 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2111
Not on view
A man wearing a fur collared coat walks to the right toward another rich man. A beggar behind him has his hand on his back. A winged devil is perched on his shoulder. Death reclines beneath him and raises up an hour-glass.
Inscription: Bottom left: HHolbein inu; Center: Hollar fecit,

Marking: Franz Josef II von Liechtenstein (1906-1989) . The Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased 17,000 prints from this collection between 1949 and 1962.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Pennington 264 ii/iv; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part IV) 1160 II/IV
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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