There is a smaller oil sketch of the same subject at Manchester Art Gallery (c.1848).

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


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Artist John Everett Millais -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
JEM / 1848 (ink).
Monogram bottom left Written 1848


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Exhibition of the Works of Sir John E. Millais, Bart, R.A.
136 Grosvenor Gallery, London 1886 - 1886
Works by the Late Sir John Everett Millais
188 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1898 - 1898
Exhibition of Pictures, Drawings and Studies for pictures by the late Sir J. E. Millais Bart, P.R.A.
29A Fine Art Society, London 1901 - 1901
Works by the English Pre-Raphaelite Painters Lent by the Art Gallery Committee of Birmingham Corporatino
70 Tate Gallery, London 1911-12 - 1912-03
Millais, PRB, PRA
228 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1967-01-14 - 1967-03-05
228 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1967-03-15 - 1967-04-30
Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
32 Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984-10-20 - 1984-12-02
Le Printemps des Genies
96 Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 1993-03-15 - 1993-06-15
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
11 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and USA Tour 1995-03-09 - 1996-09-29
6 Tate Britain, London 2007-09-26 - 2008-01-13
Reality and Vision in Three Centuries of English Drawing
51 Rowland, Browse and Delbanco, London 1945-03 - 1945-04
La peinture romantique anglaise et les pre-raphaelites
186 Petit Palais, Paris 1972-01-21 - 1972-04-16
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
32 Cambridge Arts Council Gallery 1953-05-16 - 1953-10-24
32 Norwich Assembly Rooms 1953 - 1953
32 Bristol City Art Gallery 1853 - 1853
32 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1953 - 1953
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings...
25 City Museum amnd Art Gallery, Portsmouth 1976-05-02 - 1976-06-20


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
John Guille Millais 1900 Methuen, London vol. 2. p. 490.
Footnotes to the Millais Exhibition
Mary Bennett 1967 Liverpool Art Gallery Bulletin vol. 12, p. 51.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot B15
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
Stephen Wildman 1995 Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia cat. no. 11 / p. 92.
Alison Smith, Heather Birchall, Jason Rosenfeld 2007 Tate Publishing, London cat. no. 6 / p. 30.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd, Derby p. 263.
Twelve English Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
Sir Whitworth Wallis 1925 Methuen, London plate 9.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
1953 Arts Council of Great Britain p. 13
German Romanticism and English Art
William Vaughan 1979 Yale University Press, New Haven and London p. 154.


G.R.Burnett sale, Christie's 4 March 1864(33), bt in; his sale again, Christie's 16 March 1872(72), bt Polak; A Mackinlay sale, Christie's 29 May 1875 (85), bt J.R.Clayton and still his 1901; Charles Fairfax Murray by 1905

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