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Edwaert Collier (Breda c. 1640-1708 London)
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Edwaert Collier (Breda c. 1640-1708 London)

An open book with a violin, a flute and music sheets on a draped table

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Edwaert Collier (Breda c. 1640-1708 London)
An open book with a violin, a flute and music sheets on a draped table
signed 'E. Collier fecit' (lower right, on the musical notation)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.4 x 63.4 cm.)
inscribed 'A minuet' (lower right, on the musical notation); 'VITA BREVIS / ARS / LONGA.' (lower left, on the slip of paper); 'The Bookseller to the Reader / Leunclaviuss /APOLOGY / FOR / ZOSIMUS, / Against the unjust Reflectio[...] / of / Evgrius Nicephorus,/ Cedrenus. / and others. (upper right, in the book); and 'ESOPUS. / PLINIO. / SISERO.' (upper right, on the book spines)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 22 May 1997, lot 82.
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