Engravings from "The Dance of Death" by Hans Holbein ca. 1538. A skeleton leads a man who is blind by holding the end of his walking stick and grasping the fabric of his cloak. Page 45: The Blind Man. Carefully measuring his steps, and unconscious of his perilous situation, he is led on by Death, who with one hand takes him by the cloak, both parties having hold of his staff.