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"Exploring the Artistic Journey: William Collins Sons" Step into a time capsule of artistry with "William Collins Sons

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Creator: John Gould

Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Creator: John Gould
Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Male and female of the finch family, from " Birds of Britain" by John Gould. Published in " The Birds of Britain, by James Fisher. [Collins, London, 1942]

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown

A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown
A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Spectators watching a match on Stanpit Marsh outside the town of Christchurch, (now in Dorset)

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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 imageWilliam Collins Sons 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]

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Randalls Flint Mill, Nine Elms, Battersea, 1830, (1947). Creator: John Varley I

Randalls Flint Mill, Nine Elms, Battersea, 1830, (1947). Creator: John Varley I
Randalls Flint Mill, Nine Elms, Battersea, 1830, (1947). Windmill on the south bank of the River Thames in London, looking towards Vauxhall Bridge. From " British Windmills and Watermills, by C

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: J. M. E. McTaggart, c1920?, (1943). Creator: Roger Fry

J. M. E. McTaggart, c1920?, (1943). Creator: Roger Fry
J. M. E. McTaggart, c1920?, (1943). Portrait of John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart (1866-1925), English idealist metaphysician, fellow and lecturer in philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Literal Illustration of the Text of Psalm CIII (CIV). Manuscript illustration showing Gods creations: valleys and mountains

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Nancy Woodforde, late 18th-early 19th century, (1943). Creator: Samuel Woodforde

Nancy Woodforde, late 18th-early 19th century, (1943). Creator: Samuel Woodforde
Nancy Woodforde, late 18th-early 19th century, (1943). Portrait of English diarist Anna Maria Woodforde (1757-1830) who was housekeeper for her uncle, James Woodforde

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: The House of Commons During A Debate, 1858, (1947). Creator: Unknown

The House of Commons During A Debate, 1858, (1947). Creator: Unknown
The House of Commons During A Debate, 1858, (1947). Interior of the Palace of Westminster in London, with (all-male) members of parliament on opposing benches. Lithograph after a painting

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: A Rowing Match at Richmond, 1793, (1942). Creator: Robert Clevely

A Rowing Match at Richmond, 1793, (1942). Creator: Robert Clevely
A Rowing Match at Richmond, 1793, (1942). Part of the Celebrations for the Duke of Clarences Birthday. Boats on the River Thames at Richmond, (now part of Greater London)

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Fanny Burney, c1784-1785, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Fanny Burney, c1784-1785, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Fanny Burney, c1784-1785, (1943). Portrait of Frances Burney (1752-1840), English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright, and daughter of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Alfred Mynn, 1852, (1947). Creator: John Corbett Anderson

Alfred Mynn, 1852, (1947). Creator: John Corbett Anderson
Alfred Mynn, 1852, (1947). Portrait of English cricketer Alfred Mynn (1807-1861). From " English Cricket", by Neville Cardus. [Collins, London, 1947]

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c.1829, (1947). Teams from Nottingham and Leicester competing. In the foreground is a refreshment stall

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Scenes from a Victorian Summer, 1878, (1942). Creator: Randolph Caldecott

Scenes from a Victorian Summer, 1878, (1942). Creator: Randolph Caldecott
Scenes from a Victorian Summer, 1878, (1942). Page layout with illustrations and indications of the placement of text. Design for the Summer Number of " The Graphic" [newspaper], 1878

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Creator: Johannes Keulemans

Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Creator: Johannes Keulemans
Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Pair of warblers, from " Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands" by Thomas Powys, 4th Baron Lilford

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson

Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson
Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). London, Midland & Scottish Railway poster of steam locomotives at Camden Motive Power Depot in north London

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Travelling on the Liverpool and Machester Railway, 1831, (1945). Creator: SG Hughes

Travelling on the Liverpool and Machester Railway, 1831, (1945). Creator: SG Hughes
Travelling on the Liverpool and Machester Railway, 1831, (1945). Steam locomotives on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR)

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown

Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). 16th century scene: Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester dance the volta as musicians play stringed instruments

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: The Garden of Eden, 1629, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The Garden of Eden, 1629, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The Garden of Eden, 1629, (1944). Adam and Eve are dwarfed by large flowers and plants, with a river, fruit trees, and the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary behind

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: F. H. Bradley, c1920?, (1943). Creator: Reginald Grenville Eves

F. H. Bradley, c1920?, (1943). Creator: Reginald Grenville Eves
F. H. Bradley, c1920?, (1943). Portrait of the British philosopher Francis Herbert Bradley (1846-1924). Painting at Merton College, University of Oxford

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: A Young Fisherman in Stapleton Glen, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Creator: Francis Danby

A Young Fisherman in Stapleton Glen, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Creator: Francis Danby
A Young Fisherman in Stapleton Glen, early-mid 19th century, (1946). Boy fishing at Stapleton near Bristol. Painting in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: Nasturtium, c1930s? (1946). Creator: Vere Temple

Nasturtium, c1930s? (1946). Creator: Vere Temple
Nasturtium, c1930s? (1946). Botanical illustration showing flowers, leaves and a feather. From " British Garden Flowers", by George M. Taylor. [Collins, London, 1946]

Background imageWilliam Collins Sons Collection: The death of Harold at the Battle of Hastings, 1066, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The death of Harold at the Battle of Hastings, 1066, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The death of Harold at the Battle of Hastings, 1066, (1944). The Latin reads: Harold Rex Interfectus Est - King Harold is killed



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"Exploring the Artistic Journey: William Collins Sons" Step into a time capsule of artistry with "William Collins Sons, " an enchanting collection that transports you to various eras and places. From Evening Church in 1830, painted by Samuel Palmer, to The Village of Kineton in Warwickshire from 1885-1887, whose creator remains unknown but captivates us nonetheless. Experience the profound impact of religious devotion through My First Sermon by John Everett Millais in 1863 and its sequel, My Second Sermon, a year later. These thought-provoking pieces delve into the depths of faith and spirituality. Travel back further in history with Matthew Paris's Map of Great Britain from around 1250. This intricate depiction showcases rivers and towns across southern England and parts of Wales, offering a glimpse into medieval cartography. Witness moments frozen in time like Boston, Lincolnshire in 1838—a snapshot captured by an anonymous artist that allows us to peer into life during this era. Or immerse yourself in the intensity of battle with The Battle of Naseby from 1645—Dupuis' masterpiece that vividly portrays the chaos and valor on the battlefield. Marvel at Eric Ravilious' Runway Perspective from 1941—an intriguing blend of modernity amidst wartime uncertainty. And pay homage to Arthur Wellesley, better known as the Duke of Wellington, through Thomas Lawrence's striking portrait capturing his strength and leadership during pivotal years. Discover familial bonds within Johan Zoffany's The Sharp Family—a heartwarming portrayal showcasing domestic bliss during late eighteenth-century England. Finally, witness Charles I engaging Speaker Lenthall circa 1850—an enigmatic piece shrouded in mystery yet brimming with historical significance. Delve deeper into Norfolk's past with Saxton's Map from 1574—Christopher Saxton's meticulous craftsmanship revealing geographical intricacies long forgotten.