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COLLINSON, James (1825 - 1881), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COLLINSON, James (1825 - 1881), Painter, draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1825, in Mansfield; died 1881.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, genre scenes.



James Collinson was a pupil at the Royal Academy. Around 1849, he joined the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of seven artists of whom five were painters. He painted his masterpiece, a scene from the life of St Elizabeth of Hungary, in 1851. Leaving the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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