Albert Henry Collings (1868-1947)

Artist Name Albert Henry Collings (1868-1947)
Title Portrait of an Actress
Description A fine large watercolour portrait painting by British listed artist Albert Henry Collings. This is a stunning large watercolour that was exhibibted at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour under the title A Dainty Rogue in Porcelain. It depicts an actress on stage holding a fan and wearing a pink gown. This beautiful painting dates to circa 1912. Signed lower left and also signed on old exhibition label verso.
Provenance The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
Medium Watercolour on Paper
Size 24 x 38 inches
Frame Fine period frame, 48 inches by 34 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Albert Henry Collings, RBA (1868 – 6 May 1947) was an English artist most notable for his portraiture. Collings was born, trained, and lived all his life in London. Working in oils, water-colour, and pastel, he specialised in figure subjects and portraits, for which he received a number of official commissions. He exhibited for many years at the Royal Society of British Artists, showing a total of 98 works and being elected a member in 1897. He also supported the Royal Academy (29 works, 1896–1938) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and showed at the Paris Salon, where he was awarded a gold medal for a portrait in 1907. In 1911 Collings painted in oils the portrait of the Unionist MP for East Herts, Mr Abel Smith, which was presented to Abel Smith by his friends. Examples of his portraiture are at Harrow and in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and Portsmouth Town Hall; but for such a fluent and relatively prolific artist, his work is now rare. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists.
Price £4750
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