Retro Art: All Is Vanity

A print of "All Is Vanity" by Charles Gilbert hung on my grandma's bedroom wall. It wasn’t just for Halloween, and it wasn't ironical. She was dead (ha) serious. The illustration dates from 1892.

This looks like a cheap knockoff of Gilbert's concept but that's only a guess.

This, I'm still guessing, is some kind of Old Master original drawing that predates both of them.

And this is a modern update of the Gilbert, by an artist known on as "sweetheartsinner."