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Dutch Schoo l(?), 18th C, Memento mori: putto sleeping on a skull, oil on canvas, 77.5 x 71 cm

Price 2.580 €


“Remember you must die!” This message, which reminds everyone that he will one day exchange the earthly for the heavenly, is typical of a memento mori painting. The skull immediately confronts us with death and decay. The flowers that are still in full bloom in a precious vase, will eventually wither. In fact, the artist combines the 15th century motif of the sleeping putto resting on a skull with a 17th century decor. In 17th-century portraiture, distinguished people were often portrayed in front of a curtain that gave a glimpse of a landscape with column.

H x W x D

77.5 x 71 x 7 cm