From Harpers Weekly (Oct. 26, 1861) Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest.
From Lübecker Totentanz by Bernt Notke.
The danse macabre (Dance of Death) steams from medieval times. It represents that in the end, no one can escape death, no matter their status.
Notke’s painting is one of the most famous.
The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel The Elder