Haarlem artist Jan Miense Molenaer was one of the leading painters of genre scenes—scenes of everyday life—in the first half of the 17th century. Though set in a wealthy Dutch middle class home with contemporary furnishings, this painting is more than a scene of daily life: it is an allegory about the vain love of earthly pleasure


  • Title: Allegory of Vanity
  • Creator: Jan Miense Molenaer
  • Date Created: 1633
  • Physical Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 1/4 x 50 in. (102 x 127 cm)
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Gigapixel Collection

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