Posted by Paul
In Reply to: Re: "All is Vanity" by Louis Munghay
I grew up with this picture and another called Gossip in the staircase of my parents home. I recently was in New Orleans and saw both Gossip and All is Vanity in the window of the Royal Gallery, 610 Royal Street, New Orleans, La. It was early on a Sunday morning and the place was not open, but you might drop them a line to see if it is for sale.
: It is C. Allen Gilbert or Charles Allen Gilbert. I was lucky enough to find an original print from 1902. I was actually trying to find out if anyone knows the value of this original print. It is so much clearer then the lithograph's and you can clearly read his signature as well as see more detail in his work.
: : Are you sure you have the right artist? I have a lithograph "All is Vanity" by Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) Many magazines and early admirers displayed this illusion-drawing as a curiosity or conversation piece. I think this may be what you are looking for it a Woman sitting at her vanity / optical illusion a skull.
: : Good Luck. There are several sites on the web with this version for sale.
: : : If anyone knows where I can get this lithograph, please advise. We had it when I was a child and I was afraid of it. I think my mom threw it out...I have searched and searched her house and attic to try to find it. I can appreciate it now, but I was too young at that time. ANYONE, PLEASE HELP! I have tried art stores and noone has even heard of him or know what I am talking about. I am so happy to have found this web site! Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.