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Sir John Everett Millais

  1829 1896
 
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Going to the Park

Going to the Park   1872

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression printed with tone,
from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1872.

450



The Baby House sold

The Baby House   1872

Original etching.

Outstanding impression printed with tone,
from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1872.

SOLD



A Penny for her Thoughts sold

A Penny for her Thoughts   1878

Original etching.

Rare pencil signed proof impression on large paper,
as released in the special proof edition of the very scarce 1879 Etching Club portfolio.

SOLD

 

John Everett Millais was to become one of the most successful painters of the entire Victorian era; however, he had first risen to prominence as one of the founder members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, during which time his work had alarmed all of the critics except Ruskin who hailed him as a genius. The association of critic and artist was disastrous, with Ruskins wife falling for Millais. She left her husband, and after a scandalous annulment, she married J.E.Millais in 1855.

Around the time of his marriage, J.E.Millais began to turn towards a more popular style, epitomised in his superb etchings. His success was so enormous that he was soon to enjoy a level of income which had never before been seen by any British artist - by the 1880's he was estimated to be earning the staggering sum of 30,000 a year. John Everett Millais remains one of the most important of the Victorian etchers and his work is still the most widely sought after of their group today. [more]