The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Texas, acquires remarkable Vanitas still life from Johnny Van Haeften.
by the seventeenth-century, Flemish Master Christiaan Luycks, the image may be understood as not only an
expression of the familiar Vanitas
message, reminding the viewer of the inevitability of death and the
impermanence of all worldly things, but also as a political allegory relating directly to the turbulent events of the painter’s day. For a full description of this painting see Notable