Sir John Everett Millais

1829-1896 England/Romanticism (Pre-Raphaelite)

 

Brief Biography-John Everett Millais was of a notable family in Jersey whom having realised his talents at a very early age, had him entered into the school of Henry Sass in London. When he was eleven, the Royal Academy Schools admitted him where he excelled in his studies, receiving several honours over six years. In 1848, he rebelled against the dated teachings of the Academy. Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti joined forces with him to form what became known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which held healthy regard for the early Italian masters. Over ten years he stood up against intense opposition from the established art world and eventually, through his works, became an Academician by the year 1864. In the following years, Millais engaged in portraiture, without necessarily being imbued with the expression of the brotherhood. When Fredrick, 1st Baron, Leighton died in 1896, the Royal Academy appointed Millais, who was by that time, the first artist to become a Baronet, as President, he died six months later of cancer. During his life, Sir John Millais was a member of many foreign Academies and received numerous honours of distinction. Eugène Delacroix was impressed by his paintings. He was married to the ex-wife of the art critic John Ruskin, and they had eight children.

 

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Ophelia

Ophelia

John Ruskin

John Ruskin

The North-West-

The North-West Passage

Proscribed Royalist

The Proscribed Royalist

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Ruling Passion

Ruling Passion

The Blind Girl

The Blind Girl

Sir Isumbras

Sir Isumbras at the Ford

Boyhood of Raleigh

Boyhood of Raleigh

Princes in the Tower

Princes in the Tower

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Bubbles

Bubbles

Cherry Ripe

Cherry Ripe

Chill October

Chill October

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Christ in the House

Christ in the House of his Parents

Eve of Saint Agnes

Eve of Saint Agnes

Return of the Dove

Return of the Dove to the Ark

Seizing the Inca

Seizing the Inca of Peru

Order of Release

Order of release

Ferdinand Lured

Ferdinand Lured by Ariel

Tribe of Benjamin

The Tribe of Benjamin Seizing the Daughter of Shiloh

Esther Millais

Esther Millais

The Vale of Rest

The Vale of Rest

The Waterfall

The Waterfall

Victory O Lord

Victory O Lord

The Rescue

The Rescue

Marquess of Lorne

The Marquess of Lorne

Flight of a Heretic

Flight of a Heretic

Huguenot lovers-

Huguenot lovers on Saint Bartholomew-s Day

Peace Concluded-

Peace Concluded-Model Effie Gray