Réf : 70289
Barok "memento mori" paint in the original frame. Italy. Circa 1720.
An unusual painting in oil on a wooden panel depicting a "memento mori" scene of a skull and crossed bones placed on a closed book from which one page has been torn out bearing the inscription "memento mori". The painting has retained its original carved and patinated pine-wooden frame with typical scrollwork.
On the back there is a double old museum stamp that reads :
MUSEO DELLA VANITAS // MEMENTO MORI // 25 x 15,5cm / 1720 // cc/149-AC
Southern Italy. Circa 1720.
Provenance: acquired from the UK art & antique trade.
Dimensions: 25cm x 15,5cm
Sold "as seen" with some old [...]