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Creator:
Print made by William Faithorne, 1656–ca. 1701, British
after Philippe de Champagne, 1602–1674, Flemish
Title:
What's Humane Life, Where Nothing Long Can Stand? Time Flyes, Our Glory Fades, and Death's at Hand.
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 5/16 x 9 3/16 inches (18.5 x 23.4 cm), Plate: 6 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches (16.2 x 17.4 cm), and Image: 5 11/16 x 6 11/16 inches (14.4 x 17 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "5"

Lettered, lower left: "P: Champaigne pinx:"; lower center: "What's Humane Life, where nothing long can stand? | Time flyes, Our Glory fades, & Death's at hand."; lower right: "W. Faithorne junr fec."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.9
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clock | death | memento mori | rose (flower) | skull | still life | table | teeth | time | vase | watch
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Darkness Into Light - The Early Mezzotint (Yale University Art Gallery, 1976-02-03 - 1976-04-11)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21895
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