William Collins Works Online
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Original works by William Collins available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UKArt Market:
The Reluctant Departure, 1815
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Prado Museum Database, Madrid NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)
Royal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK
Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Royal Collection, London, UK
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Monument to Jacob Bosanquet
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Manchester City Art Gallery, UK
National Museums Liverpool, UK
Returning from the Haunts of the Seafowl
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
The Huntington Library, California
The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral, UK
The Walters Art Museum, Maryland NEW!
Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
Pair of candelabra
D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections
UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
William Collins at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
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Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UKArticles and Reference Sites:
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on William Collins
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.