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Vanitas: A Young Woman with Mirror and Putto

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Inscription

Recto, in plate, on banderole: VANITAS... VANITATUM... ET OMNIA... VANITAS; in plate, lower left: IDGheÿn. fe. et ex; in plate, below: O hominum amentes mentes, nec inanium inanes,Quas miseri miserè dum pereunt pereunt Hug. Grotius. AEtat. xii

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signed in plate

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Provenance

Bassenge, Berlin, November 29, 2007, lot 5100; to Christopher Mendez (London); to Hill-Stone (New York); from whom purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Robert and Barbara Wheaton

1595–96

Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein (de Gheyn) 125, only state; Hollstein VII 104; Le Blanc 109

Dimensions

Platemark: 27.5 x 18.3 cm (10 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.) Sheet: 27.62 x 18.42 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.679

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