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"Collins: A Captivating Journey Through Art, History

Background imageCollins Collection: Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Creator: Samuel Palmer

Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Creator: Samuel Palmer
Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Congregation leaving an Evensong service in Shoreham, Kent, with full moon above the church. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageCollins Collection: George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade

George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade
George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Portrait of British author George Eliot (1819-1880), born Mary Ann Evans. Painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageCollins Collection: Australia / Melbourne

Australia / Melbourne
Collins Street, Melbourne

Background imageCollins Collection: John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais

John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais
John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Portrait of English artist, critic and author John Ruskin (1819-1900), by his friend John Everett Millais

Background imageCollins Collection: Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious

Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious
Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). RAF Spitfires at a British airfield during the Second World War. Painting in the Imperial War Museum, London. From " Britain In The Air", by Nigel Tangye

Background imageCollins Collection: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Portrait of Anglo-Irish soldier and future British prime minister Arthur Wellesley

Background imageCollins Collection: The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany

The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge Apollo on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp)

Background imageCollins Collection: The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Map showing the market place, St Peters Church, Wesleyan chapel, the Steam Corn Mill, the Manor House and the River Dene

Background imageCollins Collection: Old Map of Scotland 1852 by Henry George Collins

Old Map of Scotland 1852 by Henry George Collins
This is a finely detailed map of Scotland remastered from a rare Atlas of the World published in 1852 by Henry George Collins

Background imageCollins Collection: My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, sitting upright and somewhat daunted

Background imageCollins Collection: Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of

Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of Wales, c. 1250 (1944)
Many place-names are still recognisable today. The word Auster, written over the English Channel at the bottom, refers to wind bringing heavy cloud cover and fog

Background imageCollins Collection: My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, having fallen asleep during the service

Background imageCollins Collection: Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard

Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard
Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Anglers using a running line to catch pike on the Lea at Waltham Abbey, to the north-east of London. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageCollins Collection: Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). On 4 January 1642, King Charles I (1600-1649, standing, in hat) entered the House of Commons to arrest five Members of Parliament for high treason

Background imageCollins Collection: Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Creator: Henry Thomas Alken

Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Creator: Henry Thomas Alken
Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Bare-knuckle fighting. Illustration which originally appeared in " The National Sports of Great Britain" illustrated by Henry Alken. (London, 1821)

Background imageCollins Collection: Joan and Jackie Collins 1950s

Joan and Jackie Collins 1950s
Joan Collins, actress (born 1933), together with her sister Jackie Collins, novelist (1937-2015), c.1955 Date: 1950s

Background imageCollins Collection: Old Map of Ireland 1852 by Henry George Collins

Old Map of Ireland 1852 by Henry George Collins
This is a finely detailed map of Ireland remastered from a rare Atlas of the World published in 1852 by Henry George Collins

Background imageCollins Collection: Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). View of St Botolphs Church and ships on the River Witham in the town of Boston. After an engaving by JMW Turner

Background imageCollins Collection: The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis

The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis
The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). The victory at Naseby of the Parliamentarian New Model Army under Fairfax and Cromwell over the Royalist army commanded by Prince Rupert marked the decisive

Background imageCollins Collection: Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Creator: George Frederick Watts

Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Creator: George Frederick Watts
Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Portrait of British actress Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), the leading Shakespearean actress of her time

Background imageCollins Collection: Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Creator: Christopher Saxton

Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Creator: Christopher Saxton
Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Detail of the county of Norfolk, showing rivers, towns and villages, and a ship in The Wash

Background imageCollins Collection: Suggragette Novel Outlawed Charlotte Despard

Suggragette Novel Outlawed Charlotte Despard. Outlawed A Novel on the Woman Suffrage Question, by Mrs. Despard (1844-1939) and Mabel Collins (Mrs. Keningale Cook)

Background imageCollins Collection: Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia
Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Background imageCollins Collection: Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family

Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family
Captain Fred Collins of Brighton, who ran three pleasure boats called the Skylark and was a familiar figure on Brighton Beach for sixty years

Background imageCollins Collection: Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Team, 1908

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Team, 1908
Photograph of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football team of the 1907-1908 season. The players pictured are: Back row, left to right: W. Shepherd (Director), W. Wooldridge (Captain), J. Jones, K

Background imageCollins Collection: Portraits of Captain Sir John Franklin, and his Crew (engraving)

Portraits of Captain Sir John Franklin, and his Crew (engraving)
1102231 Portraits of Captain Sir John Franklin, and his Crew (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portraits of Captain Sir John Franklin, and his Crew)

Background imageCollins Collection: Eric Coates / K Collins Ph

Eric Coates / K Collins Ph
ERIC COATES English composer

Background imageCollins Collection: Events / Ireland / 1921

Events / Ireland / 1921
Delegation in London including Arthur griffiths, E J Duggan, Erskine Childres, Michael Collins (seated) Gavan Duffy, R C Barton, J Barteris (standing)

Background imageCollins Collection: Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Creator: Kenneth Brookes

Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Creator: Kenneth Brookes
Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Patrol leaders hat badge; scarf of troop colour; all-round cords for six badges; staff of shoulder height

Background imageCollins Collection: Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown

Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown
Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Wedgwood Commemorations mug - Etruria 1730: Barlaston 1940; Edward VIII Coronation mug dated 1937

Background imageCollins Collection: The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth

The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth
The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). A man with a chain and padlock round his neck, carrying a " load of mischief" : a woman holding a glass of gin rides on his back

Background imageCollins Collection: William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers

William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers
William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Portrait of Scottish golfer and archer William St Clair of Roslin, 21st Baron of Roslin (died 1778)

Background imageCollins Collection: Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house

Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house Date: 1925

Background imageCollins Collection: Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee

Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee
1163566 Last photo of the Irish politician Michael Collins, during his speech to the Skibereen Committee, March 1922 (b/w photo) by Irish Photographer (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageCollins Collection: Old Map of Northern India 1852 by Henry George Collins

Old Map of Northern India 1852 by Henry George Collins
This is a finely detailed map of Northern India remastered from a rare Atlas of the World published in 1852 by Henry George Collins

Background imageCollins Collection: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Creator: Paulus van Somer

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Creator: Paulus van Somer
Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Portrait of author, playwright and poet Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621)

Background imageCollins Collection: Chemist Shop at Night, 1938, (1946). Artist: Eric Ravilious

Chemist Shop at Night, 1938, (1946). Artist: Eric Ravilious
Chemist Shop at Night, 1938, (1946). Coloured Lithograph originally for, High Street by Eric Ravilious published 1938. From English Printed Books, by Francis Meynell. [Collins, London, 1946]

Background imageCollins Collection: Michael Collins by Lady Lavery

Michael Collins by Lady Lavery
Michael Collins, Irish leader, Chief of the Irish Free State Provisional Government and Sinn Fein Minister of Finance(1890-1922) drawn by Hazel, Lady Lavery, society beauty, artist

Background imageCollins Collection: Michael Collins at Armagh, 1921

Michael Collins at Armagh, 1921
Michael Collins as Sinn Fein Minister of Finance(1890-1922). Pictured here in 1921 on the front cover of the Illustrated London News, speaking at Armagh

Background imageCollins Collection: Old Map of Greece with the Ionian Isles 1852 by Henry George Collins

Old Map of Greece with the Ionian Isles 1852 by Henry George Collins
This is a finely detailed map of Greece remastered from a rare Atlas of the World published in 1852 by Henry George Collins

Background imageCollins Collection: Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell

Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell
Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). A scout stands under the scouting motto: Be Prepared. On the right is an image of St George, patron saint of England, killing the dragon

Background imageCollins Collection: Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Creator: Ape Junior

Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Creator: Ape Junior
Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Portrait of Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941), British soldier and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

Background imageCollins Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageCollins Collection: Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). The " Geneva" version of the Bible is significant because it was the first mechanically printed

Background imageCollins Collection: Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, 1947

Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, 1947
Lords and Gentlemen of Surrey and Kent Playing Cricket at Knole Park, Kent, 1775, (1947). Cricket match in the grounds of a stately home near Sevenoaks

Background imageCollins Collection: The Tanfield Arch in 1804, (1945). Creator: Joseph Constantine Stadler

The Tanfield Arch in 1804, (1945). Creator: Joseph Constantine Stadler
The Tanfield Arch in 1804, (1945). The Causey Arch near Stanley in County Durham is the worlds oldest surviving single arch railway bridge

Background imageCollins Collection: Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). Creator: Walker

Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). Creator: Walker
Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). View of Market Hill, with St Peters Church, and the Corn Exchange (right), built in 1841, in the town of Sudbury, Suffolk

Background imageCollins Collection: An Essex Village: Ongar High Street, 1943. Creator: E. Eason

An Essex Village: Ongar High Street, 1943. Creator: E. Eason
An Essex Village: Ongar High Street, 1943. From " Womens Institutes, by Cicely McCall. [Collins, London, 1943]



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"Collins: A Captivating Journey Through Art, History, and Culture" Step into the enchanting world as we explore a diverse collection of captivating artworks and historical moments. From Evening Church in 1830 by Samuel Palmer to the charming Village of Kineton in Warwickshire captured in 1885-1887 by an unknown artist, each piece tells its own unique story. Travel down under to Melbourne, Australia, where you'll discover the rich heritage depicted in Matthew Pariss' Map of Great Britain from the 13th century. Marvel at the intricate details showcasing rivers and towns that have shaped southern England and Wales over centuries. Transport yourself back to Boston, Lincolnshire in 1838 through an intriguing artwork whose creator remains anonymous. Immerse yourself in this snapshot of history as you uncover hidden tales within its strokes. John Everett Millais takes us on a spiritual journey with My First Sermon (1863) and My Second Sermon (1864). These thought-provoking pieces invite contemplation on faith and introspection. The glamorous duo Joan and Jackie Collins grace our collection with their timeless elegance from the vibrant 1950s era. Their presence adds a touch of Hollywood glamour to this eclectic mix. Delve into John Ruskin's profound insights through his portrait painted by Millais during 1853-1854. Discover how this influential figure shaped art criticism during his time. Witness The Battle of Naseby unfold before your eyes with Dupuis' masterpiece from 1645. Feel the intensity as history comes alive through vivid brushstrokes capturing pivotal moments on canvas. Eric Ravilious invites us to view aviation from a different perspective with Runway Perspective (1941). Experience the thrill of flight amidst wartime challenges through this striking artwork. Finally, pay homage to Arthur Wellesley, better known as Duke Wellington - a legendary military leader immortalized by Thomas Lawrence's skilled hand in 1814-1815.