Self Portrait (Sea Captain)

Barbara Crystal Collingwood (1887-1961)

W. G. Collingwood (1854–1932)


Oil on canvas

H 74 x W 60 cm

Accession no. U0312/95

The second child of the artist and his wife Edith Mary Collingwood, Barbara became a sculptor, and married the civil engineer and early aviator Oscar Gnosspelius. The subtle palette here of brown, yellow and white, and the tightly held daffodils, combined with her meditative expression, situate the little girl as a child of nature in the true Lakeland tradition.

Collection: Abbott Hall Art Gallery (Lakeland Arts Trust)

Image download, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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