John Stuart Mill

1 portrait

John Stuart Mill, replica by George Frederic Watts, 1873 - NPG 1009 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Stuart Mill

replica by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1873
26 in. x 21 in. (660 mm x 533 mm)
Given by George Frederic Watts, 1895
Primary Collection
NPG 1009


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  • John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), Social philosopher, economist and advocate of women's rights. Sitter in 19 portraits.

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  • George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 42 portraits.

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A replica of the portrait commissioned by Sir Charles Dilke. Watts found Mill, who died shortly after he sat for the original, to be 'sensitive to all that was beautiful in form and poetic in thought'.

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