The Happy Marriage of Effie Millais

The marriage of Sir John Everett Millais is often talked about due to its scintillating details. The marriage itself was not scandalous, Millais and his wife Effie seem to have had a happy life together. But the fact that prior to her marriage, Effie was married to critic John Ruskin is a source of infinite…
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Pre-Raphaelite Marriage: Ruskin, Effie and Millais

John Ruskin was an an author, art critic, and social reformer who was an early champion of Pre-Raphaelite ideals.  Interestingly, he was also the patron who supported the work of Elizabeth Siddal. His marriage to  Euphemia Chalmers Gray, known as Effie, is universally described as a disaster.  The story goes that Ruskin rejected Effie on their…
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Pre-Raphaelite Marriage

There has been a lot of talk about Emma Thompson’s new movie Effie, which covers the sad and unusual marriage of Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his wife Effie, who scandalously divorced him to marry Pre-Raphaelite artist John Millais. Ruskin and Effie were married for several years before she divorced him, and when they…
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