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The fool and his sceptre, 1515, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Swiss, 1497-1543)
Ink on paper; marginal drawing in the first edition of The Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch, 1466-1536) Kupferstichkabinett, Basel Erasmus, acclaimed as a great writer, was also a grea…