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Print - The Reverend George Collison, Hackney Theological Seminary, January 1739
  • The Reverend George Collison, Hackney Theological Seminary, January 1739
    Woodman, Richard, born 1784 - died 1859
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The Reverend George Collison, Hackney Theological Seminary, January 1739

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    January 1739 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodman, Richard, born 1784 - died 1859 (engravers)
    Morris, E. B. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    stipple engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4742-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box VIII

Physical description

Portrait of the Reverend George Collison (1772-1847). He is pictured sitting in a chair, holding a book, next to a table with a decorative inkstand.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

January 1739 (made)

Artist/maker

Woodman, Richard, born 1784 - died 1859 (engravers)
Morris, E. B. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

stipple engraving

Marks and inscriptions

yours Geo. Collison
printed signature of sitter

Painted by E. B. Morris / Engraved by R. Woodman

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in, Width: 4.75 in

Object history note

George Collison was President of the Hackney Academy (Hackney College) from 1803 to his death in 1847. The Academy later merged with New College London and became part of the University of London.

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

Portrait of the Reverend George Collison, stipple engraving by R. Woodman after painting by E. B. Morris, 1839

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

Taken from departmental handlist.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Clergymen

Categories

London history; Portraits; Prints; Religion; Education & Learning

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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