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CHARLES COLLINS (c.1680-1744)

c. 1680 to 1744, England

A Peacock, a Gamecock, three Tufted Hens and other Birds in a Landscape

Oil on canvas

signed and indistinctly dated

93.00 x 148.00 cm    36.61 x 58.27 inches


J. C. Wood, in his Dictionary of British Animal Painters, writes of Charles Collins that he was: “An important early painter of birds and animals….his style had the precision of a miniaturist and he was adept at catching the characteristic pose of a bird.” And Ellis Waterhouse writes that he was a “…painter of considerable competence”.

Little is known of his life as the...
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