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Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), Novelist
(William) Wilkie Collins
Sitter in 23 portraits
Novelist; son of the painter, William Collins; called to the Bar, 1850, but soon abandoned the law for literature; contributed to Household Words; intimate friend of Charles Dickens; published several popular novels, including The Woman in White, 1860, and The Moonstone, 1868.