The Nun (Dance of Death Series)  1651

by Wenceslaus Hollar

Medium: [br]Etching This etching is one of Wenceslaus Hollar's Dance of Death series. We see a nun unfortunately distracted from her prayer by a handsome lute-player; little does she know that Death is about to snuff out the candle, a symbol for the end of her life. This scene, like others from the Dance of Death, urges the audience to remember the eternal value of chas...
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington