This is one of three sketches for 'St Agnes Eve' related to the wood-engraving published in the Moxon edition of Tennyson's Poems, published in 1857. This is the drawing that is closest to the finalised wood-engraving and is the most detailed.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Everett Millais -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Millais, PRB, PRA
348 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1967-01-14 - 1967-03-05
348 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1967-03-15 - 1967-04-30
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
6 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 2004-10-16 - 2005-01-16
6 Leighton House, London 2005-02-18 - 2005-04-29
Tennyson (1809-1892): A Centenary Celebration
263 Dove Cottage, Grasmere (Wordsworth Trust) 1992-03-01 - 1992-06-30
263 Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln 1992-07-01 - 1992-09-30


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Poems (Moxon Tennyson)
Lord Alfred Tennyson 1857 Edward Moxon, London p. 309.
Tennyson (1809-1892): A Centenary Celebration
Professor Robert Woof 1992 The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere cat. no. 263.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot cat. no. 6 / B85
The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
John Guille Millais 1899 Methuen, London vol. 1, p. 305.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd, Derby p. 272.

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