Wife of the Artist

Description
For Collins, the Anima was the embodiment of the compassionate female spirit whilst the Angel acted in the traditional role as a messenger able to travel between the earthly and the spiritual world. Of particular concern were primordial forces and elements such as light and dark, cosmic worlds, and the struggle between good and evil. Here the presence of an angel within an otherwise familiar homely scene immediately links the ordinary to the visionary. Although entitled The Wife of the Artist the composition includes a self-portrait set against the rear wall.

Bequeathed by Mrs Elisabeth Collins as through the National Art Collections Fund
Accession Loan No.
53/2001/5
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
pen, indian ink and watercolour on buff paper
Common Name
Wife of the Artist
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Wife of the Artist
Dimensions
total sheet H 247 mm; total sheet length 298 mm; frame H 423 mm; frame length 535 mm
Production Person Surname
Collins
Production Person Initials
Cecil
Period Classification
World War II (1939-1945)
Production Date
1937
Production Year Low
1937
Production Year High
1937
Production Town
Plymouth
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
Cecil Collins 1937; cat 1110; AF no 116

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