(b. 1607, Antwerpen, d. 1655, Antwerpen)

Vanitas Still-Life

c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 64 x 84 cm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley

Hendrick Andriessen's vanitas still-lifes with death's-heads were rather exceptional for Antwerp, but they are clearly related to the similar pictures which were produced at about the same time in the Northern Netherlands.

This painting represents a vanitas still-life with human skull, globe, books, crown, miter, bubbles, mussel shell with bubble pipe, holly crown on skull, watch on table, candlestick (with reflection of artist's portrait). It is signed on the letter: H. Andriessen.

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