VANITAS (THE OLD COQUETTE)
In the past this work was attributed to Velazquez and later to Johann Liss. The first scholar to return to the Strozzi attribution was R. Longhi (1917). A canvas from the Modiano collection in Bologna should be regarded as one of the painter's variants of this composition. There are copies in the Beets collection in Amsterdam and a private collection in Paris.
Provenance: assumed to have been acquired by Jan Reinst in Venice in the 17th century and then to have been held in the Reinst collection in Amsterdam; in the collection of G.A.Brokar (Moscow) at the end of the 19th century; in the possession of his heirs after 1900; acquired by the Rumyantsev Museum from the collection of P.C.Giraud in 1922; in the Pushkin Museum since 1924.