Wednesday, 5 July 2017

John Everett Millais - part 9

1883 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 34.5 x 29.7 cm
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, UK

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 part1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 - 8 also.

This is part 9 of a 10-part post on the works of Millais:

1882 For the Squire
oil on canvas 85 x 63 cm
Fine Art Society, London

1882 George du Maurier
oil on canvas 34.5 x 29.7 cm
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, UK

George du Maurier 

George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier was a Franco-British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and for his novel Trilby.

1882 Lucy Stern
oil on canvas 126 x 85 cm

1882 Pomona
oil on canvas 103.5 x 74.5 cm
 Private Collection

1882 Princess Marie of Edinburgh ( later Queen of Romania )
oil on canvas 91.4 x 63.4 cm
Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace, London

1882 The Captive
oil on canvas 143.6 x 106.1 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1882-89 Forbidden Fruit
etching 50.3 x 35 cm
© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

1883 Dropped from the Nest
oil on canvas 104.1 x 69.8 cm

1883 Miss Margaret Millais
oil on canvas

1883 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
oil on canvas 127.3 x 93.3 cm
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1884 An Idyll of 1745
oil on canvas 140 x 191 cm
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1884 Lady Campbell, née Nina Lehmann
oil on canvas 129.5 x 86 cm

1884 Message from the Sea
oil on canvas 134.6 x 99.1 cm
Private Collection, USA

1884c Sir Henry Irving by Harry M. Allen after Millais
( a faithful copy of the original )
oil on canvas 111.5 x 81.4 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

1885 Sir Henry Irving
aquatint and etching by Thomas Oldham Barlow after Millais 57.5 x 41.9 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1885 Lilacs
oil on canvas 102.9 x 72.4 cm
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

1885 The Ornithologist
oil on canvas 160.7 x 215.9 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

1885 William Ewart Gladstone
oil on canvas 91.4 x 69.9 cm
Christ Church, Oxford University, UK

William Ewart Gladstone
British Prime Minister 1868-94

1886 Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Roseberry
oil on canvas
Archibald Philip Primrose
British Prime MInister 1894-95

1886 Bubbles
oil on canvas
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1888-89c Bubbles poster for Pears Soap
chromolithograph on paper 16.5 x 11.6 cm

1886 Mercy: St Bartholomew's Day, 1572
oil on canvas 184.1 x 130.8 cm
Tate, London

1886 Mrs Isabella Elder
oil on canvas 127.6 x 84.5 cm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, UK

1886 Portia
oil on canvas 125.1 x 83.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1887 Clarissa
oil on canvas 146 x 94 cm
Private Collection

1887 The Nest
oil on canvas  128.5 x 99 cm
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1888 Forlorn, or I am Never Merry when I hear Sweet Music
oil on canvas 107.5 x 92.5 cm

1888 Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
oil on canvas 115 x 87 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Sullivan was a prodigy, composing his first anthem aged eight. He achieved early success as a composer of serious music; wrote Cox and Box, a comic operetta, 1866, and in 1872 first collaborated with W. S. Gilbert on Thespis. With Gilbert as librettist, Sullivan composed a series of triumphantly successful comic operas, performed after 1881 at the Savoy Theatre, built for them by Richard D'Oyly Carte.

1888 The Grey Lady
oil on canvas 140 x 94.5 cm

1889 Afternoon Tea
oil on canvas 104.5 x 133.3 cm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

1889 Ducklings
oil on canvas 121.7 x 76 cm
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

1889 Robert Rankin
oil on canvas 132 x 80.8 cm
Leighton House Museum, London

1889-90 Dew-Drenched Furze
oil on canvas 173.2 x 123 cm
Tate, London

1890 Lingering Autumn
oil on canvas 124.7 x 195.5 cm
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1890 ‘The Moon is Up, and Yet it is not Night’
oil on canvas 104.1 x 168.9 cm
Tate, London

1891 Mrs Joseph Chamberlain
oil on canvas 134.1 x 102.4 cm
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

Mary Endicott, Mrs Joseph Chamberlain

Joseph Chamberlain was a British politician and statesman, who was first a radical Liberal then, after opposing Home Rule for Ireland, a Liberal Unionist, eventually serving as a leading imperialist in coalition with the Conservatives.

1891 Glen Birman
oil on canvas 145.2 x 101.1 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

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