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Memento Mori

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2011-08-05 19:02:00.0
File Size:
2.58 MB
2392 x 3121 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 8921
Description: Memento Mori. Seven inscriptions ('All Fleshe is Grasse....etc) in cartouches; above the central cartouche strides winged death, holding a sickle and hourglass; at the left, a finely dressed figure with ruff and sword, at right an old man with staff and book; at foot a skeleton in an open coffin.
Categories: Timeline/ 1850s, Collections / Fine Art, Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Memento Mori
Creator (of Artwork / Object): English School
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1580
Description (Object or Artwork): This Memento Mori contains seven inscriptions in cartouches at the top, bottom and centre of the painting. Above the central cartouche strides Winged Death, holding a sickle and an hourglass. To the left is a finely dressed man with a ruff and sword and at the right is an old man leaning on a staff and holding a book. At the bottom of the picture is a skeleton lying in a open coffin.
Subject tags:
fine art
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,death,skeleton,coffin

File info

Original Filename: fa000101_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 2.58 MB; 2392 x 3121 pixels; 203 x 264 mm (print at 300 DPI); 633 x 826 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000101