This watercolour was used to illustrate a story by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). A wood-engraving of the image was created by Joseph Swain and published alongside Martineau's text in the 26 July 1862 edition of Once a Week (p. 113).

  • Purchased through the Leadbeater Bequest Fund, 1926.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Everett Millais -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Monogram bottom right Handwritten - Written in red.


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
39 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 2004-10-16 - 2005-01-16
39 Leighton House, London 2005-02-18 - 2005-04-29


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 13
Once a Week
1862-07-26 Bradbury and Evans, London p. 113.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot cat. no. 39 / B133.

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Name Type
Harriet Martineau Author

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