Artist John Everett Millais ALS
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Four page autographed letter dated 1885 and signed by John Everett Millais . Paper and signature are in good condition, a little toning and foxing.Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet , PRA ( June 8 , 1829 - August 13 , 1896 ) was a British painter and illustrator who was one of founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood . Life and work Millais (pronounced Mih-lay) was born in Southampton in 1829, of a prominent Jersey -based family. His prodigious artistic talent won him a place at the Royal Academy schools at the unprecedented age of eleven. While t, he met William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with whom he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in September 1848 in his family home on Gower Street, off Bedford Square. Pre-Raphaelite works Millais' Christ In The House Of His Parents (1850) was highly controversial because of its realistic portrayal of a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop. Later works were also controversial, though less so. Millais achieved popular success with A Huguenot (1852), which depicts a young couple about to be separated because of religious conflicts. He repeated this theme in many later works.
All these early works were painted with great attention to detail, often concentrating on the beauty and complexity of the natural world.... read more