NPG 1014 (1c)

 

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Letter from Julia Margaret Cameron to George Frederic Watts, dated 3 December 1860, urging him to paint a portrait of Henry Taylor.
  Letter "it in thy heart to do - do "quickly" - and do find in thy heart - for yours is the heart and the hand which can do it - and so there is small use in my struggling, and striving with my pen and hand which can't do it, to shew you how you might paint Henry Taylor as great and grand as Alfred Tennyson aye grander and greater too, I would say like the Irishman

"I say Pat isn't one Man as good as another?"
To be sure he is and better". So - this being so Godbless you. I commend this work to you (illegible)