Pereda, Antonio de - Allegory of Vanity Fine Art Print

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SKU: 45 old masters

An archival premium Quality art Print of the Allegory of Vanity by Antonio de Pereda for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist painted this canvas during the years 1632 to 1636 with the original size being 55 by 69 inches. This artwork now hangs at the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna where it has resided since 1733. This work occupies a special place in the art of Madrid history, because Pereda introduces to Spanish paintings motifs of vanity symbolism which had been long established in Art from the Netherlands. He makes use of skulls, a blown out candle, an hour glass and little folios. He arranges these items with precious pieces of armor and a firearm on a bare wooden surface. A precious clock, miniature portraits with a string of pearls and a handful of coins are used by the winged vanity to symbolize time, happiness, beauty and science. He also holds a cameo with the portrait of Emperor Charles V and with his right hand points to a globe. All of these details suggest this painting was a commission by the Court. Old Masters art print #45

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