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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Jeremiah Milles (1714-1784), Antiquary

Milles appears to have sat only to Nathaniel Dance. [1] His head and shoulders portrait and a similar bust by John Bacon [2] dated 1785 were presented to the Society of Antiquaries by Major General Thomas Milles in 1883. They also possess an oil lent by the Society to the Second Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1867 (432), a copy by a Miss Black. A monument of the sitter and his wife by Bacon is in the Church of St Edmund the King.

1) Sir George Scharf's Sketchbooks, LXIV, p 1, LXIX, p 78; reproduced The Ancestor, IV, 1903, p 202.
2) Exhibited 'British Portraits', RA, 1956/57 (287).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.