Predikerkirche, copy J.R. Feyerabend, Totentanz 1806. Photo: TES.

The Basler Dance of Death

In 1773, 32 years before its destruction in 1805, the topographer Emanuel Büchel (1705-1775) painted and mentioned the Basler Totentanz image by image in an album.

Johann Rudolf Feyerabend (1779-1814) painted the Totentanz in 1806. He based his paintings on this album.

(Source: F. Egger, Basler Totentanz, Basel 2009).