The Nun, from the Dance of Death

Etching; second state of four | 7.5 x 5.5cm | 1651

After Hans Holbein the Younger

A young nun is kneeling before an altar in a bedroom but she looks around at a young man seated on the bed playing a lute. Death reaches toward the altar to extinguish the candle flame.

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey...
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