|Dates||1584 - 1657|
|Born||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Died||Leiden, The Netherlands|
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In his painted portraits, Bailly depicted attractive and expressive subjects in lively domestic settings. His vanitas paintings included the usual symbols of the transience and impermanence of human life, such as skulls, flowers, and burning or extinguished candles. He also included portraits of himself in these paintings, meaning to illustrate the ephemeral nature of his own artistic accomplishments. Though he sometimes intended his drawings as models for engravings, more often he made them as independently displayed works of art.