Skull and Hourglass | Christian Albrecht Jensen | 1814

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Size: 14"x11"

"Skull and Hourglass" is a painting from 1814 by Christian Albrecht Jensen. This work is a classic example of a vanitas painting, a genre that flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries, reminding viewers of the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. The skull, often the central motif in vanitas art, symbolizes mortality, while the hourglass represents time's passage. In Jensen's painting, these elements are placed against a dark background, focusing the viewer's attention on the objects and their symbolic meanings. The meticulous depiction of the skull and the soft textures of the wood and sand in the hourglass showcase Jensen's skill in rendering materials and contribute to the contemplative atmosphere of the piece.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic



14 x 11 Inches = 35.5 cm x 28 cm

20 x 16 Inches = 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm