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"Vanitas", Oil painting
Located in Denver, CO
Yana Beylinson's (US based) "Vanitas" is an oil painting that depicts impressionistic orange, white, and purple flowers beginning to wilt with a halved pomegranate and a dark indigo ...
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2010s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas
By John McLeod
Located in Denver, CO
Skull and Tomatoes
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2010s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

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H 8 in. W 10 in.
Vanitas
Located in Woodbury, CT
Oil on panel, signed and dated 2000. Unframed size: 15.7 inches high x 23.6 inches wide x 0.25 inches deep. Sold unframed. Reverse side with older, faded Eyckmans' painting and artis...
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Early 2000s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

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H 15.7 in. W 23.6 in. D 0.25 in.
Vanitas Rebirth
By Valerie Hegarty
Located in New York, NY
Vanitas Rebirth, 2018 Magic Sculpt, wire, and oil paint 19.50 x 22 x 15 in $9,000.00
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2010s Still-life Sculptures

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Wire

Vanitas Rebirth
H 19.5 in. W 22 in. D 15 in.
"Vanitas with Marine Corps Coin" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Patrick Nevin's (US based) "Vanitas with Marine Corps Coin" is an oil painting that depicts a human skull situated with an orange, a Marine Corps coin, and other various objects in a...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Shallow Vanitas
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Sonmor’s heroic, post-apocalyptic paintings […] reference dark brooding abstract landscapes animated with tight, intensely coloured, realistically ordered still-lifes. Hints of...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Agriculture Vanitas
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Sonmor’s heroic, post-apocalyptic paintings […] reference dark brooding abstract landscapes animated with tight, intensely coloured, realistically ordered still-lifes. Hints of...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Vanitas Relief
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Sonmor’s heroic, post-apocalyptic paintings […] reference dark brooding abstract landscapes animated with tight, intensely coloured, realistically ordered still-lifes. Hints of...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Nemesis II - contemporary Vanitas, oil painting, skull, black
By Joachim van der Vlugt
Located in Paris, FR
Nemlesis II (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 100 cm × 80 cm. Sold unframed. For framing options, contact us. This painting on canvas represents a ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas Still Life, Oil Painting by Pamela Schermer
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Pamela Schermer, American XXth Title: Vanitas Still Life Year: 1986 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed and dated verso Size: 36 x 48 inches/ 91 x 122 cm
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1980s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Vanita. 1995, oil on canvas, 57x69 cm
By Janis Zemitis
Located in Riga, LV
Vanita. 1995, oil on canvas, 57x69 cm In 1958 he graduated from the Riga Art School of J. Rosenthal, in 1964 Art Academy of Latvian State, painting department, Head of the diploma w...
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1990s Abstract Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Red Vanitas Study
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Sonmor’s heroic, post-apocalyptic paintings […] reference dark brooding abstract landscapes animated with tight, intensely coloured, realistically ordered still-lifes. Hints of...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

My Ghost (vanitas)
By Rachel Burch Williams
Located in New Orleans, LA
After graduating with a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art institute, Rachel Burch Williams explored a career in illustration for her own clothing brand and for clients such as...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil

2nd Vanitas Relief
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Sonmor’s heroic, post-apocalyptic paintings […] reference dark brooding abstract landscapes animated with tight, intensely coloured, realistically ordered still-lifes. Hints of...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Cabinet of Curiosities (Vanitas)
By Rachel Burch Williams
Located in New Orleans, LA
After graduating with a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art institute, Rachel Burch Williams explored a career in illustration for her own clothing brand and for clients such as...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Vanitas with Venus Effect
By Bruce Adams
Located in Buffalo, NY
Bruce Adams is best known as a conceptually based figurative painter who references various (often historical) painting styles. In exploring the act of painting, Adams peels back the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas- 21st Century Contemporary Oil still-life Painting with Skull.
By Victor Muller
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
This unique piece of art, is modern and classic at the same time. The outstanding painter Victor Muller gets his inspiration from the old masters but is not afraid to do different ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Vanitas Still Life with Musical Instruments
By Jacques de Claeuw
Located in brussel, BE
Baroque; Jacques De Claeuw (Dordrecht, 1623 – Leyden, 1694); During the 17th century there was a large market for still life paintings in the Dutch Republic and the Southern Netherla...
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17th Century Baroque Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstracted Vanitas with Goldfish and Skull
By Michael Pauker
Located in Soquel, CA
Large-scale abstracted vanitas with goldfish, table, candle and skull by Bay Area artist Michael Pauker (American, b.1957). Unsigned, but was acquired with a collection of his work....
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Oil, Canvas

Vanita. Abstract still life with scull. 2004, oil, collage on canvas, 100x120 cm
By Janis Zemitis
Located in Riga, LV
Vanita. 2004, oil, collage on canvas, 100x120 cm In 1958 he graduated from the Riga Art School of J. Rosenthal, in 1964 Art Academy of Latvian State, painting department, Head of th...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas, Oil on Panel, Circle of Vincent Sellaer 'c. 1500-Mechelen, before 1589'
Located in Madrid, ES
Vanitas. Oil on panel. Surroundings by Vincent Sellaer (c. 1500-Mechelen, before 1589). Oil on canvas that shows, on a background with trees and hills, a child figure sitting on a ...
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Antique 16th Century European Renaissance Paintings

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Other

The Age of Reason I (Contemporary Vanitas Painting, Large-scale)
By Joachim van der Vlugt
Located in Paris, FR
The Age of Reason I is a contemporary vanitas painting by Dutch artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 140 cm (70 9/10 in. x 55 1/10 in.). This work is signed, sold un...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas - 21st Century, Skull, Red, Figurative Painting, Small
By Charles J. de Bisthoven
Located in Berlin, DE
Vanitas, 2017 Oil on canvas (Signed on reverse) 18.11 H x 14.17 W in 46 H x 36 W cm Charles J. de Bisthoven connects in his artistic projects different visual languages that are in ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Painting 18th Century Vanitas Still Life Skull Religion Esotericism Occult
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vanitas 18th century French School Oil on canvas Old frame gilded with gold leaves Dim canvas : 73 X 60 cm Dim frame : 93 X 80 cm Certificate of authenticity
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Naturalistic Vanitas Fruit Still Life Painting of Grapes, Pears, and Apples
By Oliver Clare
Located in Houston, TX
Still life oil painting with grapes, pears, and apples. Set within a gold frame and plated with artist's name. Canvas Dimensions without frame: 10 in H x 14 in L 1 in D. Artist Bio...
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Early 20th Century Naturalistic Still-life Paintings

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Oil

" Vanitas "
By Evert Collier
Located in Madrid, ES
Edwaert Necklace (1640/1707) " Vanitas " Sign And Date 1697" Edwaert Necklace (Breda 1640 / London 1707) Sign 'and Date' 1697 84.5cm x 70.5cm For a view of the canvas this is in our...
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17th Century Old Masters Interior Paintings

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Oil

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H 33.47 in. W 27.96 in.
Large Framed "Vanitas" Oil Painting
Located in Austin, TX
This oil on canvas still is a variation of traditional Vanitas paintings, which started in the Netherlands in the early 17th century. In these almost photo realistic paintings, sump...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Paintings

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Canvas

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H 42 in. W 33 in. D 3 in.
VANITAS. FIGURATIVE, NUDE
By Alfio Presotto
Located in Alcoy, ES
Realism painting from the artist. Figurative, Born in Torre di Mosto (VE) in 1940. Lives and works in Tirano. He attended the academic courses in Florence ('57 -'58). In the '60s he...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

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H 27.56 in. W 23.63 in. D 0.67 in.
Vanitas 1
By Manzur Kargar
Located in Greenwich, CT
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21st Century and Contemporary Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vanitas 1
H 1200 in. W 250 in.
VANITAS with Cupid Oil on Canvas 1856
Located in Rome, IT
VANITAS with Cupid Oil on Canvas signed F. Spedaliery Fecit 1856 with a parcel gilt wood frame. Very good original condition. Vanitas paintings are subtle moralistic depiction...
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19th Century Symbolist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Vanitas with Peonia
By Gianluca Corona
Located in Milan, IT
Gianluca Corona paints flowers and fruits as only a few contemporary artist can, he is, indeed, one of the most popular italian painters in the still life genre. He is represented...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

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H 11.82 in. W 21.66 in. D 1.97 in.
Vanitas Themed Painting with a Clock
Located in Houston, TX
Vanitas themed painting with an angel in a red dress pointing to a banner in Latin that reads: "Any given hour reminds you that present things perish = one of these hours will come w...
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18th Century Renaissance Figurative Paintings

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Oil

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H 20.5 in. W 17 in. D 5.69 in.
Vanitas - Original Oil Painting of a Human Skull in 17th Century Dutch Style
By Matthew Cook
Located in Chicago, IL
This extraordinary painting of a human skull is created in the 16th or 17th century Dutch style. Vanitas paintings are a unique genre in which symbols of death are painted as a remi...
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2010s Old Masters Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Vanitas II - Original Oil Painting of a Human Skull in 17th Century Dutch Style
By Matthew Cook
Located in Chicago, IL
This extraordinary painting of a human skull is created in the 16th or 17th century Dutch style. Vanitas paintings are a unique genre in which symbols of death are painted as a remi...
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2010s Old Masters Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Dutch Style Vanitas Floral Still Life Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Hyper-realistic floral still life in the style of Dutch Master Ambrosius Bosschaert. The painting has insects crawling around a niche where the flower pot sits. Shells and berries su...
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19th Century Naturalistic Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Blue Vanitas 2
By Kevin Sonmor
Located in Atlanta, GA
oil on linen
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Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

VANITAS Oil on Canvas by Edward Collier
Located in Rome, IT
VANITAS Oil on Canvas by Edward Collier with a parcel gilt wood frame. Edward Collier or Evert Collier (1642 – 1708) was a Dutch Golden Age still-life painter known for vanitas and...
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17th Century Old Masters Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Vanitas Still Life, 17th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Still Life Vanitas 17th Century inscribed to Edwaert COLLIER (c.1640-1708) Fine 17th Century Dutch Old Master still life vanitas, oil on panel. Excellent quality and condition earl...
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17th Century Still-life Paintings

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Panel, Oil

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H 17.72 in. W 15.75 in.
Dutch Shool, Vanitas Scene with Cherub Leaning on a Skull, Oil on Canvas
Located in Leuven , BE
The work distinguishes itself by its naturalistic rendering of detail and a dramatic sense of chiaroscuro that reveal a deep understanding of the Italian School, 18th century. The p...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Paintings

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Canvas

Dutch Style Vanitas Floral Still Life with Insects and Fruit
Located in Houston, TX
Vanitas themed floral still life with insects and berries. The still life is in the style of Ambrosius Bosschaert's floral still lifes. The painting is framed in a decorative gold fr...
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20th Century Naturalistic Still-life Paintings

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Oil

18th C, Late Baroque Style, Still Life, Dutch School, Vanitas Scene with Cherub
Located in brussel, BE
“Remember, you must die!” This message, which reminds everyone that he will one day exchange the earthly for the heavenly, is typical of a memento mori painting. The skull immediatel...
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18th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Oil Vanitas For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of oil vanitas available for sale. Today, if you’re looking for Surrealist editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Old Masters. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add an oil vanitas that pops against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of black, brown, red and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Kevin Sonmor, Matthew Cook, Rachel Burch Williams, Bruce Adams and Oliver Clare are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in oil paint, paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are Oil Vanitas?

Oil vanitas can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $5,090, while the lowest priced sells for $500 and the highest can go for as much as $180,000.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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