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John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais


A carte-de-visite portrait of Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896).

In 1848, Millais, together with Rossetti and Holman Hunt, was a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, though his own style later became more fluent and less detailed.

One of his earlier works Christ in the House of his Parents (1850) now in the Tate Gallery, caused an outcry on its first showing, since its detail was considered unsuitable for a sacred subject. In later works, such as The Boyhood of Raleigh (1870) also now in the Tate, Millais pursued light, popular subjects.

Photographed by Adolphe Beau of London.



 

Code: 124111
 
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