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Charles Collins

A crow; together with a Mallard drake

Property of a Gentleman

Charles Collins

Charles Collins

A crow; together with a Mallard drake

A crow; together with a Mallard drake

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Property of a Gentleman

Charles Collins

Dublin 1680 - 1744 London

A crow; together with a Mallard drake


both watercolour on laid paper

410 by 313 mm; 354 by 320 mm


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The Mallard: Well preserved with only minor surface dirt. The Crow: Well preserved.



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Collins was active in and around London during the 1730s and 1740s and he is considered to be amongst the best animal painters of his generation. His portraits of birds are particularly remarkable for their accuracy of plumage and colour. Furthermore, he succeeded in drawing the species in a way that displayed their habits and characters. Works by Collins very rarely appear on the market, although he is strongly represented in public collections such as the National Gallery of Ireland, the Victoria and Albert Museum, McGill University, Montreal and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.