The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dance of Death
An allegorical representation in a dramatic or pictorial form of Death, figuring, originally as a skeleton, and performing his part as a chief actor all through the drama of life, and often amid the gayest scenes of it; a succession of woodcuts by Holbein in representation of this dance is well known.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dance of Death'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/dance-of-death.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.