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The Pope Crowning an Emperor

   
 
 


Design by Hans Holbein
Engraving by David Deuchar
From Le Triomphe de la Mort
Gravé l'apres les Dessins originaux de Jean Holbein

1786
2 1/4"w x 3"h

               
               
 

PLATE V. — THE POPE CROWNING AN EMPEROR.

   
 

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CARDINAL and three bishops are assisting at the ceremony; Death is there also under the figure of two skeletons, one of which is dressed in cardinal's robes, the other embraces the

holy Father, with the right hand, and is leaning on a crutch with the left.

 

Moriatur sacerdos magnus. Josh. xx. 6.
Et episcopatum ejus accipiat alter. Psal. cviii. 8

 

From EXPLANATION of the Subjects of THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH Published in "The DANCES OF DEATH through The Various Stages of Human Life Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-Six Copper Plates done from the Original Designs which were Cut in Wood and Afterwards Painted by John Holbein in the Town of Basil." Published in London, 1803.

               
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