Artibus et Historiae no. 26 (XIII)

1992, ISSN 0391-9064

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ROELOF VAN STRATEN - Early Works by Lievens and Rembrandt in Two Unknown Still Lifes

Discussion of two virtually unknown twin still lifes by Simon Luttichuijs of 1645. In these still lifes we find in all no fewer than six paintings and four prints, most of them by Lievens, and some by Rembrandt. The author gives an iconographical analysis of the two still lifes, and interprets them as carrying the "Vanitas"variant, "Vita Brevis, Ars Longa", as a meaning. Furthermore, Rembrandt's print B.350 (Old Woman Sleeping) is attributed to Lievens, and a new proposition for the identification of the young man in Rembrandt's print B.268 (Young Man in a Velvet Cap) is offered.

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