Praise of Folly, (Encomium Moriae), at Thomas More's
house in 1508. He dedicated it to More and published it in 1511.
The drawings are by Han Holbein.
Folly as a young woman wearing a fashionable dress with slit sleeves,
preaching with eloquent gestures from a pulpit. Like the speaker, the
congregation, who have made themselves comfortable in front of the
pulpit, wear jester's caps. Thus Holbein (following Erasmus) makes
clear that the listeners are themselves fools, as Folly will show with
wit and irony in the course of her speech.