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George Edward Collins

  1880 1968
 
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Nightingale

Nightingale  

Original etching.

Excellent signed presentation proof impression aside from the only edition.

135



[Owl] sold

[Owl]  

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only edition.

SOLD



The Willow Wren

The Willow Wren  

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression, printed with considerable plate tone. From the only edition.

175

 

Son of the Victorian genre painter Charles Collins, George Edward Collins was trained as an artist from the outset. He was a watercolourist, etcher and book illustrator, who specialised in natural history subjects. He taught art at King Edward VI School in Guildford between 1911 and 1947, and his published book illustrations range from those for The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne by Gilbert White (1911) to Wildlife in a Southern Country by John R. Jeffries (1937). As an etcher, he concentrated specifically upon the wild birds of England, depicting his subjects in meticulous detail, and always in a naturalistic setting. [more]