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Oil painting - Stray Rabbits

Stray Rabbits

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1857 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collinson, Robert, born 1832 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on millboard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Robert Collinson (1832- after 1890) was a student at the Government School of Design, Manchester. He first exhibited at the Royal Institution, Manchester in 1851. From 1866 to 1875 he taught at the Government School of Design, South Kensington and in 1881 was elected member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. This particular painting is the first of 31 he exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1858 and 1890. The close observation of detail and high-key colours reflect Pre-Raphaelite painting of the 1850's. He does not seem to have been related to the Pre-Raphaelite painter James Collinson.

Physical description

A white and black rabbit appear in the central foreground in a grassy glade of a woodland setting.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


1857 (painted)


Collinson, Robert, born 1832 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on millboard

Marks and inscriptions

Robt. Collinson 1857
signed and dated


Height: 38.1 cm estimate, Width: 48.2 cm estimate, Height: 58.5 cm framed, Width: 69 cm framed, Depth: 8.5 cm framed, :

Object history note

Purchased, 1863

Descriptive line

Oil painting on millboard, 'Stray Rabbits', Robert Collinson, 1857

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 40


Oil paint; Millboard


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Rabbits; Woodland




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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