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Edwaert Collier (Breda active befoire 1663 - 1708 Leident (?)), A vanitas still life with a skull surmounting a crown, books, scrolls, an hour-glass, a violin and other musical instruments, all resting upon a stone ledge

signed (strengthened) and dated at the base of the column upper centre: E Collier 1664. oil on canvas. 76.5 by 63.5 cm.; 30 1/8 by 25 in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP

NOTE: The composition is very similar to that in another vanitas still life, signed and dated 1693, which was sold in Amsterdam, Christie's, 14 May 2003, lot 196.

Sotheby's. Old Master & Early British Paintings. 22 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's