This is a Dutch still life consisting of skulls with roses, books, stamps, a candle and an hourglass. This was painted by Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor, circa 1640 - 1672.
Called "Vanitas Still Life," a vanitas was a Dutch genre of still life painting, from the 17th century, symbolic of the inevitability of death. Vanitas is very similar to that of memento mori still lifes and were a major genre of the Dutch Baroque era.
This is a professional, museum quality, giclée fine art print reproduction.
RESTORED WITH CARE: This reproduction has been digitally restored and enhanced. The piece still retains the characteristics of the original, but with any major flaws due to time and wear cleaned up, producing a top quality image for display.
These museum-quality fine art prints are created using the giclée printing process, which allows for super-fine detail and resolution. Archival inks are applied to premium heavyweight fine art papers. Giclée prints are regarded as the highest quality graphic reproduction process available and considered to be museum quality. Printed with a 12-color high end system using top of the line archival inks, resulting in a print that can last upwards of 100 to 200 years.
Premium Fine Art Canvas: This is a premium, 408 gsm, heavyweight canvas with a white and non-reflective surface. This is an acid-free and archival-grade paper. Our canvas consists of a 35/65 Cotton/ Poly Blend, with an Oxford 2:1 weave, and a fine & semi-smooth surface, .