The figure of a woman stretching by a window on the left is a study for Millais' oil painting Mariana (1850-51, Tate) whilst the woman folding a piece of cloth on the right appears in a drawing for his Christ in the House of His Parents (Tate).

  • 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
258 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1967-01-14 - 1967-03-05
258 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1967-03-15 - 1967-04-30
Tennyson 1809-1892: A Centenary Celebration
247 Dove Cottage, Grasmere (Wordsworth Trust) 1992-03-01 - 1992-09-01
247 Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln 1992-03-01 - 1992-09-01


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd, Derby p. 267.
Millais, PRB, PRA
Mary Bennett 1967 Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool p. 77.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund and Humphries, Aldershot B27

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Lord Alfred Tennyson Author
William Shakespeare Associated with

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