Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A.

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Frontispiece to the first edition of Memoirs. A portrait of William Collins painted by his friend John Linnell (1792-1882) engraved by H Robinson. Wilkie wrote "It is considered to be a most characteristic likeness by all who were personally acquainted with him."
Title page of the first - and only - edition of Memoirs. Wilkie known at this time as W. Wilkie Collins. 
'Visiting the Puppy' a vignette half title page taken from one of his "designs for an intended picture" and which should be in volume I but is sometimes found in vol.II. "Both" Wilkie wrote "speak for themselves as examples of the most popular branches of his Art". Engraved by John James Hinchcliffe (1805-1875). 
'The Shrimper's Return' - a vignette title page taken from "one of his sketches from nature" and intended for the second volume, though sometimes bound with the first. Wilkie wrote that this and the other vignette had "been preserved with remarkable fidelity and success by the graver of Mr. Hinchcliffe." 



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