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

A trompe l'oeil of a letter rack with documents, pamphlets, a miniature of King William III (1650-1702), a medallion, a quill, a stick of red wax, a magnifying-glass, combs, scissors, and other objects

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Edward Collier (Breda c.1640-?1710 ?Leiden)
A trompe l'oeil of a letter rack with documents, pamphlets, a miniature of King William III (1650-1702), a medallion, a quill, a stick of red wax, a magnifying-glass, combs, scissors, and other objects
signed and inscribed 'Mr. Edward Collier / Painter in / London' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 29 in. (61 x 73.5 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1990, lot 104.
with Rafael Valls Ltd., London, from whom purchased by the late Mrs. Barbara Overland.
Literature
D. Wahrman, Mr. Collier's Letter Racks: A Tale of Art and Illusion at the Threshold of the Modern Information Age, Oxford, 2012, detail illustrated p. 89.
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