Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

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Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by (George) Herbert Watkins, 1857 - NPG P301(36) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
7 3/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (188 mm x 141 mm) oval
Purchased, 1985
Primary Collection
NPG P301(36)

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  • Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt (1829-1896), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 72 portraits, Artist associated with 40 portraits.

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Watkins's photograph was originally taken for his National Gallery of Photographic Portraits but not issued as part of this series. In a letter to Herbert Fry (1 June 1858) Millais wrote of this portrait: 'The profile is much the best of the two, and considered by all an admirable likeness'. Millais was created a baronet in 1885 and succeeded Frederic Leighton as President of the Royal Academy in 1896.

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  • NPG P301(37): Euphemia ('Effie') Chalmers (née Gray), Lady Millais (companion portrait)

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