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Vanitas

Artist:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Date:
mid-16th–early 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash over traces of black chalk. Laid down on a cardboard mount with black, brown and gold framing lines
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (9.8 x 14.0 cm); margins irregular. Mount: 6 1/5 x 7 1/15 in. (15.7 x 17.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.605.31
Not on view
Inscription: At lower center, inscribed "Vanita" in pen and brown ink.Verso of the secondary support: inscribed "Vente sijb [...]/ souvenir du Pere [..]aban" in pen and brown ink; in another hand, a scratched-out inscription and an indecipherable paraph; "Popham: near M. de Vos/ probably by Stradanus (see Cooper Union)/ Dr. A. Spitzmuller says she thinks it is Stradanus; and various numbers." in graphite
Vendor: János Scholz
Alessandra Baroni Vannucci Jan van der Straet detto Giovanni Stradano: flandrus pictor et inventor. Milan, 1997, cat. no. 263, ill.



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