London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
German School, circa 1600
The Triumph of Death: a priest, a soldier of fortune, a lawyer, a farmer, a woman of fashion, and Death
Inscribed 'ORO PRO VOBIS OMNIBUS PUGNO PRO VUBIS OMNIB' CONSILI DO PRO VOBIS OMNIBUS ARO PRO VOBUS OMNIBUS DECIPIO VOS ONMES (sic) VOS ONMES (sic) OCCIDO'.
pen and black ink, bodycolour, heightened with gold
6 x 8 7/8 in. (153 x 225 mm.)
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The inscriptions under the figures, left to right, may be translated 'I pray for you all, I fight for you all, I give advice to you all, I plough for you all, I deceive you all, I kill you all'.
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