Millais is not well known for his watercolours, but did use the medium for some illustrative work, and to make small saleable replicas of most of his popular figure paintings.The Gipsy is among the artist's early works, painted at the age of only 16 or 17. The setting may be Shotover Park, Oxfordshire, the home of an early patron, Mr Drury.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Everett Millais -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
J E Millais / 1846 (ink).
Signature and date bottom right Written 1846 Ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Millais, PRB, PRA
203 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1967-01-14 - 1967-03-05
203 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1967-03-15 - 1967-04-30
Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
31 Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984-10-20 - 1984-12-02
British Watercolours from Birmingham: 150 outstanding works from the permanent collection of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
- Tokyo 1991 - 1991
- Bankside Gallery, London (Royal Watercolour Society) 1991 - 1992
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham 1992 - 1992


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
British Watercolours from Birmingham
Stephen Wildman 1991 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery p. 91
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot B13
L'Age D'or De L'Aquarelle Anglaise, 1770-1900
William Hauptman 1999 Fondation de L'Hermitage, Lausanne no. 38 / p. 202.

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