John Maler Collier

British, Pre-Raphaelite, 1850-1934

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Lady Godiva
John Collier
397 USD


The Sleeping Beauty
John Collier
522 USD
 

Angela McInnes
John Collier
301 USD

In the Venusberg Tannhauser
John Collier
640 USD
 
The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson
John Collier
339 USD
 
Horace and Lydia
John Collier
508 USD
 
The Butterfly
John Collier
322 USD
 
A Great Lady
John Collier
518 USD
 
The Child Bride
John Collier
307 USD
 
The Land Baby
John Collier
491 USD
 
Lilith
John Collier
297 USD
 
Hetty Sorrel
John Collier
304 USD
 
The Pharaoh's Handmaidens
John Collier
311 USD
 
Pomps and Vanities
John Collier
304 USD
 
The Minx
John Collier
298 USD
 
Nettie and Joyce
John Collier
298 USD
 
The Laboratory
John Collier
352 USD
 
Reclining Woman
John Collier
316 USD
 
Cassandra
John Collier
243 USD
 
Charles Robert Darwin
John Collier
261 USD

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The Honourable John Maler Collier (27 January 1850 – 11 April 1934) was a leading English artist, and an author. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation. Both his marriages were to daughters of Thomas Henry Huxley. He studied painting at the Munich Academy where he enrolled on 14 April 1875 (Register: 3145) at the age of 25. 

Public collections

Sixteen of John Collier's paintings are now in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London, and two are in the Tate Gallery. Four of the National Portrait Gallery paintings are currently (December 1997) on display: John Burns, Sir William Huggins, Thomas Huxley (the artist's father in law) and Charles Darwin (copies of the last two are also prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at the Athenaeum Club in London).

A 1907 self-portrait has been preserved in the Uffizi in Florence which presumably commissioned it as part of its celebrated collection of artists’ self-portraits.

Other pictures may be seen in houses and institutions open to the public: a large and striking painting of the murderess Clytemnestra is in the Guildhall Gallery of the City of London. The 'Death Sentence' was given by the widow of the artist to Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His portrait of the Earl of Onslow (1903), is at Clandon Park, Surrey (National Trust). His full-length portrait of Sir Charles Tertius Mander, first baronet, is at Owlpen Manor, Gloucestershire, with another version in the collection of the National Trust at Wightwick Manor.

Reproductions of many others, from various collections, may be consulted in the John Collier box in the National Portrait Gallery Heinz Archive and Library, and a very good selection is published in The Art of the Honourable John Collier by W.H. Pollock (1914). His work was also included in the Great Victorian Pictures exhibition mounted by the Arts Council in 1978 (catalogue, p27).

Source: Wikipedia