Chris Collingwood Tel: 01805 623023 e-mail: chris@collingwoodhistoricart.com   All images © Chris Collingwood

During the latter part of 2013 through 2014 and well into 2015 I have been totally immersed in the Waterloo Campaign and the opening salvos of the Great War, at least thank goodness, only in my artistic capacity . I started with a series of paintings for an Australian client who commissioned my work for a collection of commemorative coins depicting Australia’s involvement from 1914 to 1918...

 

 

 

 

...immediately afterwards I began to work on several 1815 battle scenes some for the Waterloo Collection, some for private commissions and lastly but by no means least, four canvases for the Royal Mail. These became the Waterloo Anniversary stamps showing a quartet of Infantrymen from various regiments of both the French and Allies. They became available on the 18th of June 2015 exactly 200 years almost to the day of the epic battle. Here I have included copies of the original paintings and a photographic image showing the way my paintings were manipulated to appear as they do on the actual postage stamps. The future holds an exciting opportunity for a one man exhibition…. however before this can be finalised I will need to produce eight more private pieces of work ranging from Roman battle scenes through to the middle ages and finishing with two canvases showing the birth of the Texas Rangers and lastly a large portrait of a Mexican ‘Bandit’ ….Watch this space!

Four stamp cards and the postage stamps. I can offer a very limited ‘Signed’ set of five stamp cards and a mini sheet of the actual stamps for £ 25.00 plus £2.50 p&p
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