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Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting British Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
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Oil Painting British Raj Indian Major General Charles Edward Collins Indian Army Officer

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  • Capture the moments of a formidable British Indian Major General with this stunning oil painting of Charles Edward Collins in full military uniform. Who was a key figure in the British Raj! Discover a piece of history while enjoying the vivid colors and texture of this remarkable piece from 1940.
  • Title “Major-General Charles Edward Edward-Collins” by Margaret Rosemary Clare Anyon Cook.
  • Subject front half-length profile view of Major General Charles Edward Collins. He is wearing his very smart white British Indian ceremonial uniform and cap hat with his medal insignia on his jacket and medals on his lapel, he is resting on his sword with hands clasped together, he has a rosy complexion. In the background to the upper right is a small golden eagle bird statue perched on a shield which has 2 gold stars.
  • The attention to detail is exceptional to his hands, face, uniform clothing &insignia. It is like you can feel the texture & creases which have such perspective.
  • Signed by the well known British artist Margaret Rosemary Clare Anyon Cook, also title inscribed verso.
  • Oil on canvas.
  • Circa mid-century 1940.
  • Set in a late contemporary light oak wood masculine frame.
  • Artist biography Margaret Rosemary Clare Anyon Cook 1914-2003  was a well known British portrait artist & book illustrator. She worked from her harbor studio, Peroxol in Cornwall. She illustrated books for Enid Leyton (The Rat a Tat mystery) among others. She was married to Frederick Cook, who had been a Firefighter artist during WWW. One of her works is in the Sanford Museum & art gallery, a portrait of Walter Greenwood. 
  • Provenance James Bourget & Sons London Fine Art partial labels' verso.
  • Major-General Charles Edward Edward-Collins CB CIE (28 May 1881 – 21 November 1967) was a British Indian Army officer. Edward-Collins was born in Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of Edward Charles Edward-Collins, a local landowner, and his wife, Eleanor Mary (née Alms). His younger brother was Frederick Edward-Collins, who became an admiral in the Royal Navy. He was educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
  • In 1907, EdwardCollins married Nora Mabel de la Cour Corbett. They had two sons and three daughters. She died in 1952. Edward-Collins was commissioned a second lieutenant in the North Staffordshire Regiment in late February 1900, but the appointment was canceled, and he was instead appointed to the Devonshire Regiment early the following month. He served in the Second Boer War from 1900 to 1902 and was promoted to lieutenant in November 1901. In January 1907, he was seconded to the Indian Army's Supply and Transport Corps (later the Indian Army Service Corps) and transferred permanently in October 1909. He served in the Alor Expedition (against the residents of the Alor Hills) from 1911 to 1912, for which he was mentioned in dispatches and promoted to brevet major in June 1912.
  • He was promoted from substantive major in February 1915 and served with the Bushire Field Force in Persia from 1918 to 1919, for which he was again mentioned in dispatches and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in January 1920. In November 1923, he was appointed an assistant director of transport at the Headquarters, Army in India, in which post he served until March 1926. He was promoted to brevet lieutenant-colonel in June 1924. He then served as commandant of the Indian Army Service Corps Training Establishment until May 1930 and in May 1930 was promoted colonel.
  • He served as deputy director of transport at the Headquarters, Army in India until September 1933, when he was appointed deputy director of supplies and transport for the Army in India, serving in the post (with the temporary rank of brigadier until September 1937. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the King in September 1935, holding the position until September 1937, and Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1937 Coronation Honors of King George VI. He was promoted major-general in September 1937, retired from the Indian Army in September 1940 and returned to his ancestral home at Trewardale, near Blisland. He commanded the North Cornwall Group of the Home Guard from 1942 to 1945 and served as High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1955.
  • Ref sources: Smart, Nick (2005). Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War. Barnes ley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 1844150496. A-Z Cornwall artists, David Tovey’s  illustrated book: Peroxol: Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Center – Volume 2, Post-1920, Polperro Arts Foundation & ART UK. 
  • We only buy and sell paintings based upon subject, quality & significance.
  • With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.  
  • Condition report.  
  • Offered in fine used condition.  
  • The painted surface is in good order, having some paint loss around the outer edges, also having stretcher marks showing, with craquement in places & various foxing to the back of the canvas commensurate with usage & age. The frame has, general, wear minor losses, scuffs, & scratches.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (65.5 cm) 
Wide (55.5 cm)  
Depth (4.5 cm)

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