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Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying)

1509 (?)
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century, Printer Johann Weissenburger (German, active 1501–1534)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany


Overall: 18.8 x 13.7 x 1 cm (7 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 14 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Johann Weissenburger [1509?]) Quarto; 14 leaves; modern vellum boards, vellum slipcase.

Illustrations of dying man in bed surrounded by figures (religious and devilish) vying for his soul.

Nuremberg: Johann Weissenburger [1509?]


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 9, 1943.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund