after Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617), A Vanitas
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on oak panel, unsigned, 16th or 17th century, presented in a later frame.
Panel 15.75 x 11.25 in.; DOA 20 3/8 x 15 7/8 in.
This composition of a putti blowing bubbles and astride a skull is taken after an engraving by Goltzius, published circa 1590 (Bartsch III.98.11).
Panel affixed with unknown adhesive to a later cardboard backing; vertical split to proper right side of panel; obscuring varnish visible under UV light; rubbing to edges of panel from framing; several scattered paint flakes; craquelure.
$2,000 - 4,000