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).