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Vanity, Vanity, All is Vanity

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

Jan Saenredam (Dutch, 1565-1607)
after Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, 1566-1651)
published by Robert de Baudous (Flemish, c. 1575-c. 1656)

About this artwork

This depiction of a sexually provocative woman as the embodiment of vanity is one of the earliest collabora-tions between the designer Abraham Bloemaert and the printmaker Jan Saenredam. A virtuoso display of Mannerist printmaking, it features elegant calligraphy (probably by another hand), billowing smoke, and luxurious fabrics.

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Artist

Jan Saenredam

Title

Vanity, Vanity, All is Vanity

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Made 1600

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

375 × 321 mm (image); 378 × 324 mm (plate); 384 × 335 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Endowment

Reference Number

2007.2

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