Auction 116, Lot 842

"[Lot of 2 - Dance of Death]", Anon.

Subject: Miscellaneous

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6 x 9.8 inches
15.2 x 24.9 cm

The "Dance of Death" was originally a type of spectacular play performed in the Middle Ages. Epidemics, such as the Black Death, were so frequent and so destructive at that time that the subject became a popular theme for the engraver. Rentz's engravings are dramatic scenes enclosed in complex baroque frames. No. 19 - Die Konigin and No. 33 - Die Schiffenden.


Condition: A

Couple of spots in margins. Margins trimmed but still ample.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006