Edwaert Collier (Breda c. 1640-c. 1710 Leiden)
A Vanitas still life with a globe, musical instruments, a score and an emblem book on a draped table before a column
signed and dated 'E. Colier. fe: Ano,1693.' (on the manuscript, lower right) and inscribed 'TA/BREVIS/ARS/LONGA' (on the column, upper right)
oil on panel
16¾ x 12¾ in. (42.5 x 32.4 cm.)
Schöpke collection, Frauenfeld.
Mrs. P. Rhodes; Christie's, London, 4 May 1951, lot 95 (60gns. to Leggatt).
Anon. sale, Bonham's, London, 30 Oct. 1975.
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 14 April 1978, lot 121 (£6,000).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 April 1986, lot 20 (£15,950).
with Galerie d'Art St. Honoré, Paris (The Brueghel Family of Painters and further Masters from the Golden Age of Netherlandish Painting, Winter 1986-7, no. 42).