Richard Collins c1780
Richard Collins c1780

RICHARD COLLINS (1755-1831)

Richard Collins c1780

c. 1780 England

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A portrait miniature of a young girl aged about 7, she has short hair and is wearing a white muslin dress with a pink sash.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gilt silver frame.

RICHARD COLLINS 1755-1831

Born is Gosport, 30th January 1755, entered the R.A. Schools 1776 aged 21. Exhibited at the R.A., 1777-1818. He was the pupil of Plot, Humphry and Meyer. Copied pictures at Petworth in 1798.

Held appointment as principal portrait painter in enamel to George III from 1789 and was patronised by members of the Royal family and the Court. According to Humphry, Collins only painted portraits of members of the Royal family from 1788-1791, but that later took up public practice again.

He painted on ivory and enamel and his portraits are well painted. Examples of his work are at the V. & A. Museum including one of George III and one of the Duke of Sussex. Examples of his work are also at Windsor Castle & the British Museum. A fine miniature of an unknown lady is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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Height 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Width 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Stock Code
5495
Medium
Watercolour on ivory.
Cynthia Walmsley

Cynthia Walmsley
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