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Icones Mortis (Images of Death)

Illustrated by Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Printer Jean Frellon (French, died in 1568)

Place of Publication: Lyons, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, German, XIVA, p. 205; Mortimer, Harvard French, under 288


Overall: 16.6 x 10.8 x 1.8 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 53 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Lyons: Jean Frellon] 1554) Quarto; 88 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf, gauffered edges.

Illustrations: Hans Holbein’s series of Dance of Death images.

Lyons: Jean Frellon, 1554


Old ownership inscription on title page; Countess d'Edla, by whom bequeathed to MFA, March 1930.

Credit Line

Bequest of the Countess d'Edla