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Vanitas Still Life with Self-Portrait
  • Pieter Schenk
    1660–1713
    born: Wuppertal, Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück (present-day Germany) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; active: Flanders (p
  • Vanitas Still Life with Self-Portrait, 1688
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • mezzotint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 249 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 7 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 270 x 208 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 8 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0009
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Interior. A still life set on a table. From left to right there is a candle stick with a short candle that has just been blown out, smoke trailing away from it to the right, a seashell, a skull with flowers laid atop it, an open book with a portrait of a man on the right hand page and another book propping it up, and a glass vase with metal decorations. Arounnd this whole array is a draped cloth, and above, several bubbles float.