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A vain woman combing her hair, a fool showing her her face in a mirror, and a philosopher pointing to a skull as a reminder of the vanity of transient things. Line engraving attributed to Pieter de Jode II after J. Jordaens.

  • Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678.
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[between 1600 and 1699]
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5142i
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[Antwerp?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 28.2 x 34 cm

Lettering

Nosce te ipsum. Stulta quid ad speculum fastus assumis inanes,/atque tibi forma, quae peritura places?/Hic cernis quod eris, quodque es. Quid cedere cessas?/Quae loquor, haec forsan iam dabit hora fidem.

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If by Pieter de Jode, as attributed, more likely to be by Pieter de Jode II (1606-ca. 1674) than Pieter de Jode I (ca. 1570-1634) or Pieter de Jode III (b. 1648)?

References note

W. Schupbach, The paradox of Rembrandt's "Anatomy of Dr Tulp", London 1982, pl. 41 and p. 25

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 5142i

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