A Modern Dance of Death
A Modern Dance of Death: A portfolio of prints by German artist Joseph Sattler (1867–1931), c. 1894

The images come from a 1912 Berlin edition scanned by Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, with a handful from what appears to be a Berlin/London edition (in French) held by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The German wikipedia entry tells us that Sattler is a big name in Art Nouveau remembered especially for his illustrations in Simplicissimus and Pan.

via Peacay (are you not following BibliOdyssey on tumblr?). See also his post "Danse Macabre Collection."

from the earlier edition

from the 1912 edition

This post first appeared on October 29, 2013 on 50 Watts