Research Collections
Artist
Charles John Collings (1848 – 1931, British)
Date
c. 1890
Medium
graphite on paper
Catalogue Number
CoJ.03.097
Description
Profile portrait of the bust of a woman with her head gazing downwards.“The woman’s head is bowed as though she is preoccupied with something in front of her; perhaps it is the artist’s wife, Mellora, playing the piano. The woman’s eyes and mouth, and tendrils of hair at the nape are treated sensit…
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Artist
Charles John Collings (1848 – 1931, British)
Title
Melora
Date
c. 1890
Medium
graphite on paper
Dimensions
25 x 18 cm
Description
Profile portrait of the bust of a woman with her head gazing downwards.“The woman’s head is bowed as though she is preoccupied with something in front of her; perhaps it is the artist’s wife, Mellora, playing the piano. The woman’s eyes and mouth, and tendrils of hair at the nape are treated sensitively while flowers in the background underscore her femininity.” -- “Charles John Collings, 1848-1931” Catalogue Raisonne by Linda Heath
Subject
portrait
Mellora Collings
Credit
Gift of John Rivette, Seymour Arm, 1984
Catalogue Number
CoJ.03.097
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