Claeuw, de, Jacques, “Vanitas still life”

Claeuw, de, Jacques, “Vanitas still life”

Jacques Grief alias de Claeuw, Dordrecht 1623 ? – Gent ? after 1687

Vanitas still life

Canvas
58 x 81 cm
Inv.nr. 153-1946, Cat.nr.31

The skull, the bone, the candle, the hourglass and also the books with their wordly wisdom, are all symbols of ‘Vanitas’ or earthly vanity.
See also Heda, Rijckaert and Pot for vanitas paintings.