The Winged Death in Cologne —
The Vanitas Experience of the Dying Woman
(Death, The.) While receiving the sacraments the winged death with hourglass and arrow appears to the dying woman. Engraving. (1679.) 3½ × 2½ in (8.8 × 6.2 cm).
Verso: (The Last Judgement.) Earth breaks up and releases the dead, filled with amazement, gratitude, and – expectation. Engraving as before. – Works by an anonymous engraver – otherwise named as “Stich fecit”, but such one not provable here – of a catechism of Petrus Canisius SJ, Cologne 1679. – Faint tidemark above the image. There and also outside of the image a larger acid-freely repaired tear with loss of some letters of the general text.
Offer no. 13,085 / EUR 35. (c. US$ 42.) + shipping
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