Tour Scotland Photograph Of A Painting By William Collins

Tour Scotland photograph of boys salmon fishing painting by William Collins who often painted in Scotland. Collins was born on 8 September 1788 in Great Titchfield Street, London, England. He was the son of William Collins Senior, an Irish born picture dealer and writer. In 1807, he entered the schools of the Royal Academy, and exhibited at the Academy for the first time in the same year. In 1822 he married Harriet Geddes, sister of the portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter. He continued to exhibit and travel in England and Scotland, and his art enjoyed great popularity. In 1828 he made a tour of the Netherlands and Belgium, living for short time in Boulogne in 1836. From 1840 to 1842 Collins was librarian to the Royal Academy and in 1843 he moved to a large house at 1 Devonport Street, Hyde Park Gardens. In 1840 he visited Germany, and in 1842 the Shetland Islands. Collins died from heart disease, in Devonport Street, on 17 February 1847, and was buried in the cemetery of the church of St. Mary, Paddington.

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