about 1509/10, Artist: Hans Baldung, gen. Grien
Above the head of the young woman lost in the contemplation of her image in the mirror, Death holds the threat of an hourglass that has run out. The elderly woman on the left can barely keep Death at bay. The latter is also reaching for the veil of Youth, behind which a boy is hiding on the other side. He sees the course of life and its inevitable end only vaguely for now.
Hans Baldung, gen. Grien (1484/85 Schwäbisch Gmünd - 1545 Straßburg) - GND
Overall: 48,2 cm × 32,8 cm × 2,4 cm
Framed: 61,3 cm × 46 cm × 4,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
Collection Archbishop Guidobald Graf Thun, Salzburg; 1803 prince archbishop's residence, Salzburg; 1806 in the gallery
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