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Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 16th century, Illustrated by Wolf Traut (German, about 1478–1520), Printer Johann Weissenburger (German, active 1501–1534)

Place of Publication: Landshut, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 44 (1512 ed.)


Overall: 19.8 x 14.5 x 0.5 cm (7 13/16 x 5 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 14 woodcuts

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Landshut, Johannes Weyssenburger, 1514) Quarto; 14 leaves; unbound, boxed in beige paper boards, blue leather spine.

Illustrations: thirteen woodcuts of dying man attended by others [same cuts as in 43.1333], plus woodcut of St. Michael weighing souls attributed to Wolf Traut (fol. C4r)

Landshut: Johann Weissenburger, 1514


Davis & Orioli, London, from whom purchased by MFA, May 8, 1963.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund