Skull and Hourglass | Christian Albrecht Jensen | 1814

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Size: 14"x11"
Frame Style: Black Frame

"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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging