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Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort

Illustrated by Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Cut by Hans Lützelberger (died in 1526), Printer Gaspard and Melchior Trechsel (French, 16th century), Publisher Jean Frellon (French, died in 1568), Publisher François Frellon (French, died about 1546)

Place of Publication: Lyons, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet III, 254-55; Mortimer, French, 284


Overall: 15.4 x 11 x 1 cm (6 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 41 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Lyons: Melchior and Gaspard Trechsel, for Jean and François Frellon, 1538) Quarto; 52 leaves; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Rivière).

Illustrations of Dance of Death subjects.

Lyons: Melchior and Gaspard Trechsel, for Jean and François Frellon, 1538


W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen