Vanity

  • Charles Louis Hinton, Vanity, 1915, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1952.5.1

This allegory has been a popular subject in literature and art dating back to the Middle Ages. Vanity personifies all the temptations and self-serving pleasures of the world. In Charles Louis Hinton’s version, the idealized figure has been replaced with a naturalistic, female nude. She turns her head and leans slightly back to look at her reflection. Her vanity is evident in her sensual, studied pose, which exudes beauty and self-confidence.

Title
Vanity
Artist
Date
1915
Location
Dimensions
26 1223 128 12 in. (67.259.721.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1952.5.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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