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Maker(s):Reichsdruckerei (printer); Master of the Housebook, after
Culture:German; German (active 1470-1500)
Title:The Three Dead and the Living
Date Made:1883-1920; ca. 1480 original
Materials:Heliogravure; black ink on laid paper
Place Made:Germany, Berlin
Measurements:Mount: 11 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in; 29.8 cm x 40 cm; Sheet: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 19.7 cm x 28.6 cm; Plate: 5 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 13.3 cm x 19.7 cm; Image: 4 5/8 in x 7 1/4 in; 11.7 cm x 18.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. r. (stamp, black ink): 428 ; recto, mount lwr. r. (pencil): The Three Dead and the Three Living / Master of the Hausbuck / (Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet) / Middle Rhine c. 1480 ; TRADEMARK: recto, lwr. l. (blind stamp): REICHSDRUCK ; verso, lwr. r. (stamp, blue ink): printed in Germany ; verso, ctr. l. (stamp, black ink): FACSIMILE- / REPRODUCTION / DER / REICHSDRUCKEREI / BERLIN
Accession Number:  MH 2010.17.4
Credit Line:Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Barr Jr. to the Smith College Museum of Art, transferred to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in 2010
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

On the right are three men on mounts. The one in the center is on a rearing horse and the one to the right is only seen from the back . All three are wearing crowns. In the foreground are three dogs. To the right stand three corpses scantily draped but wearing crowns as well, bones are scattered at their feet. Death; memento mori ;

skeletons; deaths; equestrians

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