Vanitas painting, Amsterdam, 1681

Godines, Benjamin Senior1681

The Jewish Museum, London

The Jewish Museum, London
London, United Kingdom

Tempera painting, one of set of three commissioned by Isaac de Matatiah Aboab. A fashionably dressed young man, attended by a small black servant, starts on seeing bones and a rotting corpse attacked by flies and birds in a cemetery. Various Hebrew moralistic quotations in the background.


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