William Wiehe Collins (painter)

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Watercolour The Market Place, Ely by W W Collins published 1908 showing north-east aspect of Ely Cathedral in the background with the Almonry in front of that and the now demolished corn exchange building to the right of the picture
The Market Place, Ely, pencil and watercolour by W W Collins[1] published 1905[2] showing north-east aspect of Ely Cathedral in the background with the Almonry[3]—now a restaurant and art gallery—in front of that and the now demolished corn exchange building to the right of the picture.

William Wiehe Collins H.R.I. R.B.C. (4 August 1862 – 16 February 1951) was an English architectural and landscape genre painter.

Life and work[edit]

Between 1884 and 1885, Collins studied at the Lambeth School of Art following which he attended the Académie Julian in Paris between 1886 and 1887. From 1886 he exhibited at many of the London galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists (elected 1906) and the Royal Institution (elected 1898). He served in the Dardanelles and Egypt in the Navy during World War I. He travelled widely producing paintings in England, Spain and Italy.[4]

He died in Cossington, Somerset on 16 February 1951 leaving his wife, Jane.[5]

Selected works[edit]

Collins' pencil and watercolour painting The market place, Ely was first exhibited in 1905[6] and was sold at auction on 19 November 1992 for £715.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, William Wiehe (19 November 1992). "William Wiehe Collins: Sale 4835 Lot 60". Christie's on-line catalogue. London, South Kensington: Christie's. Retrieved 2 December 2011. "pencil and watercolour heightened with white" 
  2. ^ Collins, William Wiehe (1905). Cathedral Cities of England: 60 reproductions from original water-colours. Project Gutenberg. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Almonry, Sacrists Hall, gate and Goldsmiths Tower, High Street (south side) (Grade I) (48692)". Images of England. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Waters 1975, p. 72
  5. ^ "Deaths: Collins". The Times. 20 February 1951. 
  6. ^ Collins, William Wiehe (1905). "Catalogue of an exhibition of water-colour drawings of the cathedral cities of England by W.W. Collins". Google Books. Ernest Brown & Phillips. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Collins, William Wiehe. "The market place, Ely". On-line auction catalogue. Christie's. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  • Waters, Grant M (1975), Dictionary of British artists working 1900–1950, Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art 

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