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DARWIN | A watercolour portrait of Darwin by John Collier

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Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

DARWIN | A watercolour portrait of Darwin by John Collier

DARWIN | A watercolour portrait of Darwin by John Collier

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

44,100

GBP

[DARWIN, CHARLES]--JOHN COLLIER


Portrait of Charles Darwin


300 x 230mm., watercolour, inscribed and signed below: “Charles Robert Darwin 1809-1882/ Study by John Collier”, framed and glazed


A FINE STUDY for the 1881 portrait painted for the Linnaean Society (there is also a later copy by Collier, dated 1883, in the National Portrait Gallery). Collier (1850-1934) was the son-in-law of Thomas Henry Huxley, famously known as “Darwin’s bulldog”.


PROVENANCE:

Un-named consignor, sale in these rooms, 15 July 2009, lot 9

Good condition; the inscription is on a separate piece of paper affixed to the foot of the portrait


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