Wilkie's father William Collins (1738-1827) was a Royal Academician, whose paintings fetched prices that rivalled those of Constable. . . . His brother Charlie was an associate of the Pre-Raphaelites, and Wilkie himself had close relations with painters all his life, especially John Everett Millais and Holman Hunt ("the same sweet fellow as always"), whose painting "The Triumph of the Innocents" he found incomparable: "Nothing in modern art has ever done that can be put on a level with it." — John Bowen, "Champagne Moments."


Illustration of Collins's Works

Last modified 13 September 2016