Frontispiece to the first - and only - edition of Memoirs. A portrait of William Collins painted by his friend John Linnell (1792-1882) and engraved by H Robinson. Wilkie wrote
"The portrait--from which Mr. H. Robinson has
produced the faithful and spirited engraving presented to the
reader--exhibits Mr. Collins in his more reflective moods, pourtraying the
expression assumed by his countenance when might be mentally arranging the
composition of a new picture, or pondering over any recent impressions
that he had derived from Art. It is considered to be a most characteristic
likeness by all who were personally acquainted with him."