Evert Collier’s Recorders

Evert (also Edward/Edwaert/Edwart/Evaert/) [Pietersz.] Collier (Colÿer/Collyer/Colyer/Kollier/Coleyn etc.) was a Dutch painter, possibly of English descent. His works include vanitas still-lifes and trompes l’oeil, but also domestic scenes, portraits and religious subjects. He painted in excess of 70 still-lifes with musical content including many examples in which a literary text is also placed within the display inviting the viewer to look beneath the surface for a deeper meaning. He was born in Breda (c.1640) and died in ? London (1708).

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