Cecil Collins papers


collection owner: Cecil Collins, ‘Cecil Collins papers’ [c.1930]–1989

Available online are sketchbooks, drawings, printmaking studies and poetry by Cecil Collins, including preliminary work for the fool series and for the altarpiece 'The Icon of Divine Light', in Chichester Cathedral.

Two letters to Cecil Collins from artists and critics including Henry Moore, John Piper, Julian Trevelyan and Herbert Read are also available online.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Cecil Collins 1908–1989
Tate Archive
Presented by Mrs Elisabeth Collins in 1992
TGA 923

302 objects in this collection

Cecil Collins’ artwork
This series contains a variety of Collins' artwork including, sketchbooks, loose drawings and various studies, some commissioned work, various print making experiments and data studies and colour charts.
TGA 923/1

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Cecil Collins Lion Drawing Book


Cecil Collins Derwent Scrapbook


Cecil Collins Trial card with pencil and ink

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Cecil Collins Drawing of a head by Cecil Collins

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Cecil Collins Abstract painting by Cecil Collins

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Cecil Collins Colour wash by Cecil Collins

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