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The Old Woman before the Mirror

ca. 1597-1629
16th/17th century

Jeremias Falck, Polish, (ca. 1609–1677)
Possibly after Johann Lys (aka Johann Liss), Dutch, (1600–1657)
Possibly after Bernardo Strozzi, Italian, (1581–1644)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: John Barnard, died 1784 (Lugt 1419)
Bibliography: Le Blanc 118 (vol. 2, p. 216); 156 Wurzbach 12 (vol. 2, p. 77); Hollstein vol. 6, 214; (vol. 11, 253) 42 (Theodor Matham); Nagler, Lex IV. 438; Victor Lasareff, ”Beitráge zu Bernardo Strozzi,” Münchener Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst, N.F., 1929, p. 17 and note 11 (p. 19 ff); Thomas P. Bruhn, “A Note to an Unidentified Seventeenth Century Painting,” William Benton Museum of Art Bulletin (University of Connecticut), vol. 1, no. 8 (1980), pp. 5–6, figure 2.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1966
Accession Number: 1966.32.1

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  • mirrors - Use for objects with a highly polished surface, often framed, which are designed to reflect images.
  • old age - Final stage of the normal life span, now commonly considered to be the years after 65. [February 1991 descriptor added.]
  • Vanitas - Use for still lifes in which the objects depicted are reminders of mortality, the transcience of human life, and the ultimate worthlessness of earthly possessions, such as hourglasses, scales, mirrors, skulls, and symbols of wealth, learning, and power such as jewels, books, and armor; especially popular in 17th century Dutch painting. [January 1994 descriptor added.]
  • women

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