Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Marian Collier (née Huxley) (1859-1887), Painter; first wife of John Collier
On varnishing day at the Grosvenor Gallery on 28 April 1880, Marion Collier was described as ‘looking like a bright and mischievous bacchante in nineteenth-century costume’. 
Dr Jan Marsh
Footnotesback to top
 Originally named ‘Marian’ and known in the family as ‘Mady’, the signature on her work clearly gives ‘Marion’ as her preferred spelling; this is also used by her husband in his Sitters Book 1879–1934, copy NPG Archive.
 In 1883 she was listed among the ‘former Slade students’ who had ‘obtained a position of standing among the artists of the present day’: C.J. Weeks, ‘Women at Work: the Slade Girls’, MA, 1883, p.329.
 The Family Tree given for Huxley’s descendants shows three children – Gillian, Rupert and Joyce – but only the last appears to have survived.
 Diary of Blanche Lindsay, quoted Henrey 1937, p.226.
Referencesback to topDesmond 1994–7
Desmond, A., Huxley, vol.1. The Devil’s Disciple, vol.2. Evolution’s High Priest, London, 1994–7.
Henrey, Mrs R., A Century Between, London, 1937.