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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    Edward Collier (Breda fl.1673-1706 Leiden)

    A vanitas still-life with a globe, an inkstand, a candle, a pot of seals, a book and a manuscript on a draped table

    Price Realised  

    Edward Collier (Breda fl.1673-1706 Leiden)
    A vanitas still-life with a globe, an inkstand, a candle, a pot of seals, a book and a manuscript on a draped table
    signed 'E Collier' (centre right) and inscribed 'for/Mr E Collier painter at London' (on a cartellino)
    oil on canvas
    29 x 23½ in. (73.5 x 62.2 cm.)


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    Edward Collier entered the guild at Leiden in 1673, and specialised in still-lifes, vanitas, and trompe l'oeil arrangements. He worked in London from c.1693-1698, of which the present work is an example. The paintings from this period were very often inscribed, as seen here, with 'Mr E. Collier, Painter at London'.

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    Provenance

    Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Lincolnshire (according to an inscription on the reverse).