All Is Vanity Framed Antique Print.
"All is Vanity" is an iconic trompe l'oeil print first by Charles Alan Gilbert, first published in 1892. The scene, seemingly innocent, of a woman preening in front of a mirror, reveals itself in wider view to be a human skull. The Vanity reference comes from the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes and serves to remind us that thar worldly preoccupations such as beauty are meaningless when death comes calling,
Antique print in ornate period frame with an unusual hand drawn mat. Framed dimensions approximately 13 x 16"