William Edwards Miller, sitter book

Scope and Content

Miller's sitter book spans the years 1874-1910 and amongst the names of the many sitters painted by Miller are W. E. Gladstone and several of Gladstone's children and their families in 1876-1877, also in 1877 he painted Alice Liddell and Queen Victoria's youngest son Prince Leopold. Miller is associated with 4 portraits in the NPG's Collections: NPG 1933, George Rolleston whose sitting is recorded in the sitter's book; NPG D20764; NPG D38433 and NPG D44804. The front page of the sitters book contains brief information on the volume and Miller which is believed to have been written by Alfred A Miller, believed to be Miller's nephew.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Edwards Miller (1851-1940) was a draughtsman active between 1873-1929. He was born in Florence the son of John Miller. who was also a portrait artist, whilst his brother John Douglas Miller was an engraver. Miller was also a collector of clocks and watches and presented many to various museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Museum of London.

Access Information

Available to view by appointment in the Heinz Archive and Library Public Study Room, to make an appointment contact Archive Reception . Although records are generally available for public consultation, some information in them, such as personal data or information supplied to the Gallery in confidence, may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Personal photography is permitted for research purposes only. Photocopying is not permitted.