Tuesday, 20 June 2017

John Everett Millais - part 3

1853 Sir John Everett Millais Self-Portrait

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 see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 and 2 also.

This is part 3 of a 10-part post on the works of Millais:


1853-54 Modern Life:


1853 Accepted
pen and brown ink 25.1 x 17.5 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1853 Married for Love
pen and black and brown ink 24.7 x 17.5 cm
The British Museum, London

1853 Married for Rank
graphite, pen and black and brown ink on paper 24.1 x 17.1 cm
The British Museum, London

1853 Rejected
pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper 25.1 x 17.5 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1853 The Blind Man
pen and brown ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1853 The Ghost at the Wedding Ceremony
pencil, pen and ink on paper 50 x 45 cm ( framed )
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1853 The Race Meeting
pen and black ink on off-white paper
 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1853 Virtue and Vice
pen and ink
Private Collection

1853c The Dying Man
pen and brown ink and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper 20 x 24.4 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1854 Retribution
pen and brown ink on paper 21.4 x 27.5 cm
The British Museum

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1854 William Monteith
watercolour and whitening over graphite on paper 25.7 x 21.9 cm
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1854-55 L'Enfant du Regiment ( The Random Shot )
oil on paper laid down on canvas, mounted on board 45.1 x 61 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1854-55 Study for "The Blind Girl"
graphite on paper 18.7 x 9.2 cm
Tate, London

1854-55 The Blind Girl
oil on canvas
© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

1855 The Rescue
oil on canvas 121.5 x 83.6 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1855c The Rescue study
16.6 x 12.6 cm
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

1855c The Rescue study
25.4 x 25.3 cm
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

1855c Wandering Thoughts
oil on canvas 35.2 x 24.9 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1856 Autumn Leaves
oil on canvas 104.3 x 74 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1856 Peace Concluded
oil on canvas 91.4 x 116.8 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1856 Study for Peace Concluded
graphite 2.8 x 17.8 cm
The British Museum, London

1856 Study for Peace Concluded
graphite 16.3 x 22.6 cm
 The British Museum, London

1856-57 News from Home
oil on panel 35.5 x 25 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

1857 A Dream of the Past: Sir Isumbras at the Ford
oil on canvas 125.5 x 171.5 cm
 Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

before 1857 Drawing of Cleopatra. Illustration to "A Dream of Fair Women," for the edition of Tennyson's Poems, published by Edward Moxon, 1857
pen and ink 9.5 x 8.3 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1857 Escape of the Heretic
oil on canvas 25.5 x 19 cm

1857 Study for the Head of the Rescuing Lover in Escape of the Heretic
graphite and red chalk, on cream wove paper laid down on ivory 25.3 x 19.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1857 Portrait of a Girl ( Sophia "Sophy" Gray )
oil on paper laid down on panel
J Paul Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1857 The Young Mother plate 29 from the Etchings for the Art-Union of London folio, published by the Etching Club, London
etching on chine collé 20.6 x 16 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1857-58 Only a Lock of Hair
oil on panel 35.3 x 25 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1857-58 The Departure of the Crusaders
oil on canvas 51.5 x 64 cm
Gallery Oldham, UK

1857c A Woman Bowed in Grief
pen and brown ink and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper 9.8 x 9.8 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1858 Bridge of Sighs
etching on ivory chine, laid down on ivory wove paper 17.6 x 12.5 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1858 Portrait of Alice Gray
oil on canvas 30.5 x 20.3 cm
Getty Centre, Los Angeles, CA

1858 The Proscribed Royalist ( 1953 painting - see part 2 )
mixed method engraving on chine collé 75.9 x 53.7 cm ( plate )
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1858-59 The Vale of Rest
oil on canvas 102.9 x 172.7 cm
Tate, London

1859 La Fille Bien Gardée
wood engraving by Joseph Swain after Millais for "Once a Week" October 1859
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1859 On the Water
wood engraving by Dalziel family after Millais for "Once a Week" July 1859
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1859 Spring ( Apple Blossoms )
oil on canvas 113 x 176.3 cm
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1859 The Crown of Love
wood engraving Joseph Swain after Millais for "Once a Week" December 1859
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

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