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A woman looks at a painting of herself and sees that she is portrayed as a skeleton. Oil painting.

[between 1900 and 1999]
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About this work


[between 1900 and 1999]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 61 x 45.3 cm


Wellcome Library no. 34066i

Lettering note

Inscription on verso: Leviticus Wentzel a German scientist in his laboratory explaining his work [...]

Creator/production credits

Uses the composition of a painting by Frans van Mieris, (formerly?) in Dresden, the same size as the present painting, of a painter in his studio. In the present painting, alchemical equipment has replaced the string instrument in the left foreground and a skeleton has replaced a portrait on the easel. Possibly painted by "Wilkes", a restorer and painter of historical pastiches


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