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still life

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This is a 17th Century Dutch Still Life Vanitas Old Master Oil Painting. The objects in the painting include a skull , a Black Man holding a staff? (and wearing period clothing), see photos , a scroll , a piece of wheat , a fancy helmet with feathers , book , violin & bow , rolled up music sheets?,, an hourglass , another human figure on a piece of paper and a piece of a scroll with Jan Vos name and the title of his famous poem. See photos.

Jan Vos was an Amsterdam poet & playwright and lived from 1612-1667. In the Photo gallery I show his wikipedia page. Also a photo with more info on vanitas paintings. Vanitas paintings were a particular type of still life painting immensely popular in the Netherlands beginning in the 17th Century.

This painting was confirmed a 17th Century Dutch painting by Arthur Wheelock at the National Gallery of Art. Mr. Wheelock is an well respected expert on Dutch Old Master paintings.

The painting is damaged as you can see from the photos. It has paint loss in some areas where it was rolled up and in a few other small areas. It has been rolled up for many many years. Painting size is approx. 44 inches by 37 1/2 inches. It is NOT on a stretcher. It will be shipped rolled up , sorry no exceptions. Painting Sold As Is. Low starting price with no reserve.

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USA Shipping will be $39.00 and will be shipped via FedEx Ground with signature required upon delivery. Must provide a street address with PayPal payment.

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