Medium: Hand-colored engraving on medium-weight paper with full plate marks. German text on recto and additional text on verso (but related to the next engraving).
Author / title : Jacques-Antony Chovin's (1720-1776) "Todtentanz Der Stadt Basel" (Dance of Death in the city of Basel). Bilingual version in German and French.
Published: Basel, Birmann & Sons, circa 1830.
About the work: The Danse Macabre (from the French language), also called the Dance of Death, is an artistic genre of allegory of the Late Middle Ages on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the danse macabre unites all. Many renowned artists, including Hans Holbein, had been creating their own versions of this notorious subject since the 14th century. Jacque-Antony Chovin copied and embellished plates of Matthew Merian's 1649 edition.
Full page size: 7" x 9.25" aprox
Image size: 4" x 5" aprox
Condition: Very good. Light age-staining and some waviness to the page; please examine the scan.
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