VENNE, Adriaen Pietersz. van de
(b. 1589, Delft, d. 1662, The Hague)

A Cavalier at His Dressing Table

Oil on panel, 40 x 33 cm
Private collection

This painting probably had a companion piece representing a Lady at Her Toilet. Like many of the grisailles by Van de Venne, the present painting is likely to be emblematic, and a comment on wordly vanity.