• A Cabinet of Curiosities Selec auction at Christies

    Sale 2393

    A Cabinet of Curiosities Selections from the Peter Tillou Collections

    28 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 216

    Circle of Edward Collier (Breda c.1640-1710 Leiden?)

    A vanitas for John Turing, with a globe showing the signs of the Zodiac, a history of Rome, an engraving of Henry III of England and a document on a table with coins, writing materials and other memorabilia by a bookshelf with a skull and mauve drapes, in an interior

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    Circle of Edward Collier (Breda c.1640-1710 Leiden?)
    A vanitas for John Turing, with a globe showing the signs of the Zodiac, a history of Rome, an engraving of Henry III of England and a document on a table with coins, writing materials and other memorabilia by a bookshelf with a skull and mauve drapes, in an interior
    inscribed 'For M,r Turing at his house in Dorham ÿeard London' (center left)
    oil on canvas
    29 5/8 x 25 in. (75.2 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 4 March 2004, lot 642 (£2,500).