On the eighth of June in 1829, Sir John Everett Millais was born. His artistic talent was obvious from a young age and he was the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools at age eleven. Millais was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his early Pre-Raphaelite works are shining examples of Pre-Raphaelitism. And even though I have read so many comments from people who criticize his later works, I cannot help but love them. Late era Millais may be different from early era Millais, but he is still brilliant.
Previous posts on this site about Millais and his works include:
A transcription of the history of Pre-Raphaelitism by the artist’s son John Guille Millais.
Pre-Raphaelite Marriage: Ruskin,, Effie, and Millais
Unfinished story of Unselfish Love
Effie Millais describes Apple Blossoms
The Happy Marriage of Effie Millais