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Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death (1523–5)

- April 17, 2018 in dance of death, death, hans holbein, Memento mori, woodcuts

Holbein's series of action-packed scenes in which Death intrudes on the everyday lives from various levels of society — from pope to physician to ploughman.

Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death (1523–5)

- April 17, 2018 in dance of death, death, hans holbein, Memento mori, woodcuts

Holbein's series of action-packed scenes in which Death intrudes on the everyday lives of people from various levels of society — from pope to physician to ploughman.

New Elucidations of Thomson’s Seasons (1822)

- April 27, 2016 in death, growth, Henry James Pidding, James Thomson, Memento mori, satire, skeletons, spring

Skeletons up to all sorts in this light-hearted satire of James Thomson's poem Spring, from the pen of humorist Henry James Pidding.

New Elucidations of Thomson’s Seasons (1822)

- April 27, 2016 in death, growth, Henry James Pidding, James Thomson, Memento mori, satire, skeletons, spring

Skeletons up to all sorts in this light-hearted satire of James Thomson's poem Spring, from the pen of humorist Henry James Pidding.

New Elucidations of Thomson’s Seasons (1822)

- April 27, 2016 in death, growth, Henry James Pidding, James Thomson, Memento mori, satire, skeletons, spring

Skeletons up to all sorts in this light-hearted satire of James Thomson's poem Spring, from the pen of humorist Henry James Pidding.

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770)

- May 7, 2014 in death, Ecclesiastes, Memento mori, vanitas, Vanity of vanities; all is vanity, woman

A striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green, illustr…

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770)

- May 7, 2014 in death, Ecclesiastes, Memento mori, vanitas, Vanity of vanities; all is vanity, woman

A striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green, illustr…