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The Abbot

The Abbot
(c. 1525)
from Les Simulachres et historiées faces de la mort avtant elegamment pourtraictes que artifiellement imaginées (Images and Illustrated Aspects of Death, both Elegantly Portrayed and Cunningly Devised [Holbein’s Dance of Death] by Jean de Vauzelles and Gilles Corrozet, published by Melchior and Caspar Trechsel for J. and F. Frellon, Lyon, 1538

6.5 × 4.8 cm (image) 14.8 × 10.1 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Hollstein 99.14
printed in ink above image u.l.-u.r.: Ipſe morietur. Quia nō habuit diſci= / pliname,& in multitudine ſtultitiæ / fuæ decipietur.
printed in ink above image u.c.: PROVER. V
printed in ink below image l.l-l.r.: Il mourra, Car il n'a receu / En foy aulcune diſcipline, / Et au nombre fera deceu / De folie qui le domine. / D iii
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1961
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Gallery location
Not on display