John Collingham Moore

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Emily Massingberd by John Collingham Moore

John Collingham Moore (Gainsborough 1829– 12 July 1880 London) was an English artist during the Victorian era.

He was born in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, one of the fourteen children of the artist, William Moore of York, who, in the first half of the 19th century, enjoyed a considerable reputation in the North of England as a painter of portraits and landscape.[1] Amongst his brothers were the artists, Albert Joseph Moore and Henry Moore.[1]

Collingham Moore trained at the Royal Academy Schools from 1850. He first worked in London, lodging with his two brothers.[2] In 1858, the three of them moved to Italy[2] in order to paint the landscape so popular with the British public,[3] in both oils and watercolour.[4] He sent paintings of Rome and the Campagna back to England where they were exhibited in the Dudley Gallery's Summer Exhibitions in London.[3] Upon, his return to England however, he became best known as a portrait painter.

He married Emily, the youngest sister of the sculptor and businessman, George Blackall Simonds of Reading in Berkshire, by whom he had three sons and a daughter.[5] They lived together in Kensington, west London.[5]

In later life, Moore lived at Northbrook House in Grove Road, St John's Wood in north London, where he died on 12 July 1880.[5]


  1. ^ a b Asleson, Robyn (2000). Albert Moore. Phaidon Press. 
  2. ^ a b Newall, Christopher (1989). The Etruscans: Painters of the Italian Landscape. Stoke-on-Trent: City Museum & Art Gallery. 
  3. ^ a b Wilcox, Scott; Newall, Christopher (1992). Victorian Landscape Watercolors. Hudson Hills. 
  4. ^ Cundall, Herbert Minton (1908). A History of British Watercolour Painting. Dutton. 
  5. ^ a b c Richmond, JC (1880). "Obituary: John Collingham Moore". The Art Journal. October 1880: 348.