The famouse Dance of Death or Danse Macabre is one of the most sought after leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. This woodcut is attribute occasionally to Albrecht Dürer. Leaf number CCLVII.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90. Since the young Dürer was active in Wohlgemut's printer shop during the time the woodblocks for the Nuremberg Chronicle have been produced, he may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to his Apocalypse illustrations.
|Publisher, Year||Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1493|
|Plate Size||19.5 x 22.5 cm (7.7 x 8.9 inches)|
|Sheet Size||43.0 x 30.5 cm (16.9 x 12.0 inches)|
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