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Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P)


Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P)

Item Code : CC0066Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P) - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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Artist Details : Chris Collingwood
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Chris Collingwood

Chris has produced a wealth of impressive paintings from the Napoleonic War, American Civil War, English Civil War, and a variety of Portraits of Great Military Leaders, He also has produced superb paintings of Pirates, a particular favourite of his. Chris studied at Berkshire College of Art 1966 - 1970 and then worked for Halas and Batchelor as a background artist. In the golden age of book cover illustration Chris made the Gunslinger, Crow and Herne series his own. To this day the shelves of high street booksellers are full of his work. Perhaps his best known popular pieces are in the now famous Jorvik Centres paintings which form the focus of the exhibitions promotion and won a travel industry award. In recent years his best work has been paintings, such as SPQR, Anne Bonny, Mary Reid and Calico Jack Rakam and Blackbeard in Damnation Seize My Soul. His super realistic style, using oils, brilliantly reflects the techniques, passion and depth of the old masters. He has a particular love of portraiture, which his portraits of Wellington and William of Orange certainly reflect, along with others from the English Civil War, his love of the subject. He is also fascinated by the awful romance of weaponry and war. Chris uses traditional Dutch paints made today, as in 1664, and is meticulous in his research and attention to detail, so scarce in our modern throw away society. Sir Anthony Van Dyke, William Dobson, Sir Peter Lely and Fortunio Matania played a vital part in his formative years. He also is much influenced by Meissonier and De Neuville.

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 The Storming of the night of April 6th 1812 of Badajoz Castle proved to be Wellingtons bloodiest siege. Depicted here are soldiers of the 88th Connaught Rangers (famously the Devils Own) and part of Pictons 3rd Division, successfully escalading the high walls of the Castle.

Storming of Badajoz by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 German forces encircled in the fortress town of Konigsberg by 3rd Ukranian front prepare to break through the besieging Soviet lines to re-establish a supply line to the Baltic. Here some Stug III assault guns move up to their assembly area next to the towns World War One memorial. From here the attack was launched on February 18th 1945 and successfully opened a supply corridor which remained in place until 8th April.

Counter Attack at Konigsberg by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Every evening Commander TFH holds an evening update to discuss with unit commanders or their representatives the events of the day.  Each unit will give a small synopsis of the day's events - this includes intelligence, weather and media operations.  Senior personnel sit at the inner table and Captains or Majors sit around the benches by the walls.

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Oliver Cromwell born 1599  his father Robert Cromwell, and his mother Elizabeth Steward Cromwell ,  This painting of Cromwell shows him at the age of 50. from his humble beginnings he became a military leader second to none during the civil war, He was  the creator of the Ironsides . he was lord protector from 1653 to 1658.  many think of him  today as a visionary political leader  He died due to a recurring illness on 3rd September 1658.

Portrait of Oliver Cromwell by Robert Walker (GS)
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Battle of Vittoria, June 21st 1813. Duke of Wellingtons victory over the French with an army of 79,000 British, Portuguese and rebel Spanish troops. The battle of Vittoria ended Napoleons domination of Spain.

Ride Like the Devil - the Charge of the 13th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Vittoria by Chris Collingwood.
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Rorkes Drift by Jason Askew. (P)
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