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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.

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Wilkie Collins

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on panel, 1850
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 967

2703

Wilkie Collins

by Adriano Cecioni
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 3 February 1872
NPG 2703

P497

Wilkie Collins

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen print, circa 1873-1874
NPG P497

3333

Wilkie Collins

by (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
oil on canvas, 1880
NPG 3333

x6322

Wilkie Collins

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen print, 1859-1865
NPG x6322

Ax11943

Wilkie Collins

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax11943

Ax7517

Wilkie Collins

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax7517

x6324

Wilkie Collins

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x6324

x6325

Wilkie Collins

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x6325

Ax16234

Wilkie Collins

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax16234

Ax132899

Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132899

x127424

Wilkie Collins

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1878
NPG x127424

Ax18229

Wilkie Collins

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1878
NPG Ax18229

x197042

Wilkie Collins

by Elliott & Fry, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, 1878, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197042

Ax17631

Wilkie Collins

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax17631

x6326

Wilkie Collins

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1881 or before
NPG x6326

x4183

Wilkie Collins

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen cabinet card, 1881-1885
NPG x4183

D43521

(William) Wilkie Collins ('Men of the Day, No. 39.')

by Adriano Cecioni
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 February 1872
NPG D43521

x6323

Wilkie Collins

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859-1865
NPG x6323

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