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Wilkie Collins

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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On 25 August 1894 George Scharf, the Director of the Gallery, wrote to Millais, who was then a Trustee of the Gallery, to say how sad he was that he had not been able to attend the meeting on the previous Thursday when the Trustees had acquired Millais' portrait of Carlyle. He added that, 'Curiously enough, at the last moment before the meeting, a small portrait of Wilkie Collins attributed also to your pencil, was submitted to the Trustees.

National Portrait Gallery, London


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    26.7 x 17.8 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1894


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