NPG 1014 (1b)

Letter from Julia Margaret Cameron to George Frederic Watts, dated 3 December 1860, urging him to paint a portrait of Henry Taylor.


thro' every detail, as well as brilliant coups d'état & successes from to time, well known to his Ministers and Masters in office, surely do make H.T.'s life very remarkable ranking so high as he does in all the walks of literature - and writing every Office paper with as much care and perfectness of diction as he gives to an Essay or to a Poem - therefore liking his face too - fulfil your reiterated intention & paint for your gallery of great men this great head - won't you? - you promised you would - Use your own inventive "whatsoever thou findest it

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