Cornelis van der Meulen* (1642-1692)
Cornelis van der Meulen* (1642-1692)

A Vanitas Still Life of a Skull, a guttering Candle, a tortoiseshell Mirror, a Book, a Statue and a pack of Cards

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Cornelis van der Meulen* (1642-1692)
A Vanitas Still Life of a Skull, a guttering Candle, a tortoiseshell Mirror, a Book, a Statue and a pack of Cards
signed and dated 'Cornelis vander Meulen/1688'
oil on canvas
23 x 18.5/8in. (58.4 x 47.3cm.)
Provenance
Major F. Bensow, Norrkping, circa 1951; sale, Bukowski, Stockholm, Oct. 28-31, 1985, lot 518.
Literature
B. Rapp, Djur och Stilleben i karolinsk Maleri, 1951, no. 5.
Sale room notice
The sculpture in the present painting is a studio copy after the Santa Susanna by Franois Duquesnoy (Rome, Santa Maria di Loreto, 1629-33), a famous example of anti-baroque Roman classicism.
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