NPG 967 (1a)


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Letter from Millais to Sir G. Scharf, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 2 September 1894, confirming that he painted both the portrait of Thomas Carlyle and that of Wilkie Collins recently offered to the Gallery.

Bowerswell (illegible)
2 September 94

Dear Scharf,
I remember painting both the Carlyle & Collins. The former was done in 3 sittings & I rather think it a goodish portrait. Wilkie Collins had a great bump on his forehead as depicted - Just received your Report which