An oval oil on panel painting of a skull upon a table, a lily & butterfly to either side. The reverse painted with the words 'SURGITE MORTEM' which roughly translates as ‘Stand up Death’. In the manner of Philippe De Campaigne (1602-1674), for a comparable painting see his still-life with a skull c.1671, in the Musée de Tessé, Le Mans.
French, late 17th century.
Measures 20 x 27.5cm (excluding frame).
Modern walnut & gilt frame measures 41 x 34cm.
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