Friday, 16 June 2017

John Everett Millais - part 2


1852 Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
by Charles Robert Leslie
oil on panel 30.6 x 25.2 cm
© National Portrait Gallery

John Everett Millais was  an English painter and book illustrator (1829 - 1896). A child prodigy who was hard-working as well as naturally gifted, he became the youngest ever student at the Royal Academy Schools when he was 11, and although he suffered some temporary setbacks in his twenties, his career was essentially one of the great Victorian success stories. In 1848, with Rossetti and Holman Hunt, he founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and had his share of the abuse heaped against the members until Ruskin stepped in as their champion.

For full biographical notes, and for earlier works, see part 1.

This is part 2 of a 10-part post on the works of Millais:



1849-50 Christ in the House of His Parents ( ‘The Carpenter’s Shop’ )
oil on canvas 86.4 x 139.7 cm
Tate, London

1849c Study for "Christ in the House of His Parents"
 graphite on paper 19 x 28.9 cm
Tate, London

1849c Study for ‘Christ in the House of His Parents’
graphite on paper 19 x 33.7 cm
Tate, London

1850 A Baron Numbering his Vassals
graphite, ink and watercolour on paper 29.2 x 40.6 cm
Tate, London

1850 Mariana in the Moated Grange ( study for "Mariana" )
pen and ink on paper 35 x 20 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1851 Mariana
oil on mahogany panel 59.7 x 49.5 cm
Tate, London


1850 Thomas Combe
oil on panel 33 x 27 cm
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1850 Wilkie Collins
 oil on panel 26.7 x 17.8 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

1850-51 Touching Up Morning at the Royal Academy in 1850
pen and brown ink on paper 21.1 x 18 cm
The British Museum, London


1850 The Eve of St. Agnes
oil on board 184.1 x 171.5 cm
Tate, London

1862-63 Study for "The Eve of St. Agnes"
graphite on paper 14 x 9.4 cm
The British Museum, London

1863 The Eve of St. Agnes
watercolour 20.8 x 27.5 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


1850-69c Mamie Dickens
oil on canvas 45 x 35 cm
Charles Dickens Museum, London

1850c Mrs James Wyatt Jr and her Daughter Sarah
oil on mahogany panel 35.3 x 45.7 cm
Tate, London

1851 Emily Augusta Patmore
oil on canvas 19.7 x 20.3 cm
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1851 The Bridesmaid
oil on panel 27.9 x 20.3 cm
 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1851 The Return of the Dove to the Ark
oil on canvas 88.2 x 54.9 cm
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

1851 The Return of the Dove to the Ark
oil on canvas 76.2 x 50.8 cm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

1851 The Woodman's Daughter
oil on canvas 89 x 65 cm
Guildhall Art Gallery, London

1851-52 Ophelia
oil on canvas 76.2 x 111.8 cm
Tate, London

1851-52 Ophelia detail

1851-52 Ophelia study
graphite on paper 23.2 x 30.7 cm
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

1866 Ophelia after Millais
mezzotint, etching and stipple on chine collé 52.5 x 86.3 cm ( image )
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1852 A Huguenot, on St. Bartholomew's Day, Refusing to Shield Himself from Danger by Wearing the Roman Catholic Badge

1852 Portrait of Ann Lynn
watercolour 22 x 19.2 cm
The British Museum, London

1852 Portrait of Fanny Lynn
watercolour on paper 21.5 x 18.8 cm
The British Museum, London

1852-53 The Order of Release 1746
oil on canvas 102.9 x 73.7 cm
 Tate, London

1853 Awful Protection Against Midges
pen and brown ink on medium, smooth, laid paper 16.5 x 11.1 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1853 Design for a Gothic Arch with the Artist and Effie Ruskin Embracing
graphite, with touches of pen and brown ink on ivory paper 23.2 x 11.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1853 Design for Stained Glass Window
18 x 18 cm
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

1853 Design for Stained Glass Window 

1853 Effie with Foxgloves in Her Hair
( Euphemia 'Effie' Chalmers Gray, 1828–1898, Mrs John Ruskin )
oil on millboard 22.5 x 20.5 cm
National Trust, Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, UK

1853 Kirk
ink and watercolour on paper 19 x 22.9 cm
Tate, London

1853 Sporting Gent and Highland Boy
pen and brown ink on paper 18 x 11.1 cm
The British Museum, London

1853 The Proscribed Royalist
oil on canvas 102.8 x 73.6 cm
Private Collection

1853 William Holman Hunt
graphite and some wash 23.5 x 18.9 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

1853-54 John Ruskin
oil on canvas 79 x 68 cm
Private Collection

1854 Annie Miller
oil on panel 22.7 x 14.9 cm
Private Collection

1854 St. Agnes' Eve
pen and sepia ink and green wash 24.8 x 21 cm
 Private Collection

1854 The Violet's Message
oil on panel 25.4 x 19.7 cm

1854 Waiting
oil on panel 34 x 25 cm
© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

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