Autograph letter signed ("John Everett Millais").
8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium.
To the Saxon artist Ludwig Gruner (1801-82), long active in Britain and then director of the Royal Cabinet of Engravings in Dresden: "Dear Sir. I am delighted to hear so good an opinion of my Holbein. I bought it without a moment's hesitation upon its merits. If there has been any published criticism on the pictures during the Holbein exhibition I should very much like to have it, as I should like my judgement supported. I have read Mr. Robinson's letters in the Times, but of course I can form no opinion without seeing the two pictures (the Madonna's). Some day I hope to visit Dresden and see your picture. My wife desires me to send her best regards to you [...] I am staying now in Scotland but when the picture is in my house I will return you your acknowledgement of its being borrowed for the Dresden exhibition."