EDWAERT COLYER

Lot number

24

Estimated price

16500
22000

Description

EDWAERT COLYER
(Breda 1640 – 1706 London)
“Gipsy fortune-teller reading a lady’s palm”
Signed upper left: ‘E. Colyer / 1675’
Oil on panel, 30.5 x 24.7 cm.
£ 15,000-20,000

Catalogue note:
Edwaert Colyer (or Evert Collier) was a Dutch painter known for vanitas stilllife
and trompe l’oeil paintings. His first name is sometimes spelt ‘Edward’,
‘Edwaert’, ‘Eduwaert’ or ‘Edwart’, and his last name is sometimes spelt ‘Colyer’
or ‘Kollier’. He is believed to have trained in Haarlem, as his earliest paintings
show the influence of Pieter Claesz and Vincent Laurensz van der Vinne. By
1667, he had moved to Leiden, where he became a member of the Guild of St.
Luke in 1673. He moved to Amsterdam by 1686 and then to London in 1693.
He was buried September 8, 1708, at St. James’s, Piccadilly.

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