The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein


The Cardinal

Der Cardinal.

Væ qui iustificatis impium pro muneribus, & iustitiam iusti aufertis ab eo. — Esaiæ v.

Death lifts off the Cardinal’s hat as he is handing a letter of indulgence to a rich man. Luther’s opponent, Cardinal Cajetan, is supposed to be represented.

Mal pour uous qui iustifiez

L’inhumain, & plain de malice

Et par dons le sanctifiez,

Ostant au iuste sa iustice.

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