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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,0915.158

  • Description

    Allegory of transitoriness. Landscape with two naked youths, one sitting on an urn and blowing a soap bubble, the other lying asleep with his arm on a skull near an hour-glass; after Maarten de Vos
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1590 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 167 millimetres
    • Width: 206 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in top margin: "Nascentes morimvr. Mors rediviva piis.".
        Signed in lower left corner of impression: "M de vos inue. R. Sadeler fec.".
        Lettered in Latin in lower margin, four lines in two columns: "Vita quid ... / ... carnis erit".
  • Curator's comments

    For another impression see 1868,0612.529.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 1525 (Maarten de Vos) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 211 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,0915.158

Allegory of transitoriness. Landscape with two naked youths, one sitting on an urn and blowing a soap bubble, the other lying asleep with his arm on a skull near an hour-glass; after Maarten de Vos  Engraving

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Allegory of transitoriness. Landscape with two naked youths, one sitting on an urn and blowing a soap bubble, the other lying asleep with his arm on a skull near an hour-glass; after Maarten de Vos Engraving

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