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Cottage at Iver, Buckinghamshire

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Cottage at Iver, Buckinghamshire

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William Collins
English, 1788–1847




graphite on paper

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A member of the Royal Academy, William Collins was well known for his landscape and portrait paintings. He traveled extensively throughout the British Isles and it is likely that on one such trip he sketched this charming cottage scene in the parish town of Iver. Located in the county of Buckinghamshire, Iver is approximately twenty miles from the center of London. In this loosely sketched pencil drawing, an overgrown wooden fence encloses a cluster of thatched roof dwellings. At left, the silhouette of a female figure is barely discernible in the doorway of one of the cottages.


Purchase with High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund, General Acquisitions Fund, and Friends of European Art