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Oil Painting - The Reluctant Departure

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885P2528
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1815 - 1815

Maker Information

Artist:William Collins - View biography for William Collins


This work is the picture which established Collins as a popular painter, and is typical of his work - a sentimental incident, centred on a child or children, but where the landscape plays an important part in the composition. Here the woman is taking leave of her child while the boatman and his boy wait in the foreground.

Purchased, 1885.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:880 mm
Width:1124 mm