Convent Thoughts

Convent Thoughts

Charles Allston Collins


Oil on canvas

Arched top, 33 1/8 x 23 1/4 inches

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Compare Collin's study for the head

According to Christopher Wood, "Collins's picture is typical of the early, gothic phase of the movement, and the religious piety of these works led many critics to accuse the painters of being Roman Catholic sympathizers. The mood of this picture is generally similar to Rossetti's early works, but the flowers and garden reflect Millais's influence" (22).