Letters, Apr. 7, 1941

Pretended Portraiture

Sirs:

What, a Bunyan on the Achilles heel of TIME? Your supposed portrait of John Milton (TIME, March 17) is believed by authorities (J. F. Marsh, G. C. Williamson, et al.) to be actually of [John Bunyan], the author of Pilgrim's Progress. Your cut showed but part of the picture; a staff and pilgrim's bottle are really in the left background, and what appears to be a representation of the risen Savior is in the upper right. The portrait belonged to Capel Lofft, who believing it to be of Milton, published an...

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