1850 - age 26
Painting by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), a lifelong friend of
Oil on panel, 10.5 in. x 7 in. (267 mm x 178 mm).
The portrait is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
This image is courtesy of the National
Portrait Gallery which holds the copyright in it and forbids
reproduction in any form without permission.
This fine engraving of Millais probably dates from around
the time he painted the picture of Wilkie. A chalk
drawing by William Holman Hunt dated 1853 shows him looking very
In the biography of Millais by his son John Guille
Millais, the portrait of Wilkie is given a date of 1856.