3 of 72 portraits of John Milton
by Horace Montford, after a bust attributed to Edward Pearce
plaster cast of bust, (circa 1660)
22 in. (559 mm) high
Given by Horace Montford, 1905
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 433
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