c. 1992 or earlier
Ella Wilkins (possibly)
After her death, sometime in or before 1992, her portrait was painted and hung in the Headmaster's office, in order to give advice to the current Head.  She also had portraits hung at the Grand Staircase. 
Behind the scenesEdit
- Heliotrope Wilkins's portrait seems to be a direct reference to a 1766 portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Allan Ramsay.
Heliotrope is a term used to describe a plant, which turns to face the sun, derived from the Greek helios, "sun", and tropein, "to turn."  In the language of flowers, heliotropes represent devotion. Miss Heliotrope is a character in The Little White Horse, a 1946 novel by Elizabeth Goudge, which was a childhood favourite of J. K. Rowling. 
Wilkins is an English patronymic surname based on Wilkin,  a nickname of the given names Will and William,  which both derive from Wilhelm, a Germanic name made up of the elements wil, "will", and helm, "helmet".  on Behind the Name</ref> This was also the surname Hermione Granger chose, when she invented new identities for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Granger, and sent them into hiding for safety's sake, during the Second Wizarding War.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Appears in portrait(s))
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Appears in portrait(s))
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Appears in portrait(s))
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Appears in portrait(s))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) DVD (Disc 2 - Dumbledore's Office)
- ↑ LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- ↑ "Heliotropium" on Wikipedia
- ↑ "Language of flowers" on Wikipedia
- ↑ Sydney Morning Herald article on Accio Quote!
- ↑ "http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Wilkins Wilkins]" on The Surname Database
- ↑ "Wilkinson" on Behind the Name
- ↑ "http://www.behindthename.com/name/william William"