"[Lot of 2 - Dance of Death]", Anon.
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.
Couple of spots in margins. Margins trimmed but still ample.